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Simple landscape solutions with Jennifer Gibson

Simple landscape solutions with Jennifer Gibson

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Jennifer Gibson with Good Earth Garden Center as October’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

Since childhood, Gibson enjoyed working with her dad in the garden and orchard. When it came time to pick a career and by a chance encounter with her former high school science teacher, Gibson chose horticulture. As a landscape designer Gibson says, “The part of landscape design that I love the most is hearing about how much our clients are enjoying their new space. I'm thrilled to be able to provide them with their dream landscape.” 

On Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Laman Library auditorium, join Gibson as she gives tips on correcting problem areas in your landscape. Good Gardens takes place at the main library, the second Saturday, of each month, through October. It is free and open to the public.

Good Gardens Presents ‘Some Like It Hot’ with Beth Phelps

Good Gardens Presents ‘Some Like It Hot’ with Beth Phelps

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Beth Phelps, from the Cooperative Extension Service, as August’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

Beth Phelps has been an Extension Agent with the Pulaski County Extension Service for 18 years.  Serving as Staff Chair, Phelps coordinates the staff and educational programs offered in all programmatic areas through the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service in Pulaski County.  Phelps also manages the Master Gardener Volunteer Program for Pulaski County, provides horticulture programs for organizations and answers thousands of gardening questions each year.  She is a graduate of Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Join Phelps as she gives the low-down on heat-loving plants on Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m.

Good Gardens presents Argenta Farmers Market Founder Jody Hardin

Good Gardens presents Argenta Farmers Market Founder Jody Hardin

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Jody Hardin, co-founder of the Argenta Market and the Argenta Farmers Market, as July’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

A fifth generation farmer from Grady, Arkansas, Hardin is known far and wide for his commitment to the development of local farmers markets. His Certified Arkansas Farmers Market in Argenta quickly grew to be one of the top 50 outdoor farmers markets in the United States in 2009, based on a national competition of over 5000 farmers markets.

Join Hardin as he talks about what it means to be "locally grown" in Arkansas on Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the Laman Library auditorium.

Good Gardens takes place at the library’s main branch, the second Saturday, of each month, through October.

Hidden dangers in storm damage roof repair

Hidden dangers in storm damage roof repair

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Usually a home repair solves a problem or prevents a hazard.

NLR awards $18,956 to community garden projects

NLR awards $18,956 to community garden projects

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The City of North Little Rock has awarded a total of $18,956 to seven community garden projects in North Little Rock. There will be a check presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Janet Carson to broadcast radio show during "Good Gardens"

Janet Carson to broadcast radio show during "Good Gardens"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Janet Carson, state coordinator for the Arkansas Master Gardener program, as June’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

Carson has a weekly column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a radio call-in program on KARN every Saturday, and is the host of Today's Garden television show on AETN and cable stations. On Saturday, June 11th at 10 a.m., she will broadcast her radio show live from Laman Library Main Branch. After the broadcast, Carson will present a talk. A book-signing will follow.

Good Gardens takes place the second Saturday, at the main branch, of each month through October. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call: (501) 758-1720 or visit www.lamanlibrary.org.

"Locally Grown" co-author to speak at Laman’s “Good Gardens”

"Locally Grown" co-author to speak at Laman’s “Good Gardens”

The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Larry Burton, co-author of Locally Grown: Recipes Inspired by Local Living, as May’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

On Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m., Burton will share recipes and tips using locally grown produce during a fun and informative presentation.

Burton and daughter, Annamary Thompson, Executive Editor of the popular Arkansas daily webzine Hot in Little Rock, teamed together in 2010 to craft this book after many requests for mentioned recipes. The book features past recipes from the webzine -- as well as some new favorites. The book includes family stories and recipes, plus suggested wines. It reminds readers to Live and Eat Local and Inspired!

Good Gardens takes place the second Saturday, at the main branch, of each month through October.