June 7-9
Danville, IN

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

Kate Copsey

Presentation

The Downsized Veggie Garden

How to grow in small places, from containers filled with peas on the deck to winter lettuce in a simple cold frame. Low maintenance is one of today’s mantras. And so is making smart, creative use of the space we have – whether it’s outdoors, indoors, in-ground, in containers, on a balcony railing…or even going vertical. Small is beautiful, and integrating a small, easy-to-manage garden into hectic everyday life is easy.

About the Speaker

Kate grew up in England, where vegetables were always part of the garden. Kate was the first host of the popular America’s Home Grown Veggie Show and continued as host for over 6 years with the program. She was a national board member for The Herb Society of America, and is currently on the board of Garden Writers’ Association. As a writer, Kate has written for local, regional and international newspapers as well as a variety of magazines. She has released her first book with St Lynn’s Press – The Downsized Veggie Garden (2016). Her second book, The New York & New Jersey Month by Month Gardening was with Cool Spring Press (2016). Kate also enjoys giving presentations to the public and has always been a popular regional speaker wherever she has lived. Her talks range from basic gardening to herbs and vegetables, including growing vegetables in containers. She certified as a Master Gardener in Virginia in 2000 and has kept that certification through several states. Kate currently gardens where she lives in South Carolina with her husband and 2 cats. She can be contacted through her website: www.katecopsey.com which also has links to Facebook and other social media sites.