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Cancer Survivor’s Garden



Garden designer, author and cancer survivor Jenny Nybro Peterson will be appearing at GoodSeed Nursery on June 4th.

Jenny Nybro Peterson’s Pinterest page says “I'm a garden designer, writer, author and speaker. I also love cooking, yoga, knitting and cocktails, and not necessarily in that order.” We would add “Garden lover” and “Cancer Survivor” to this list. Jenny has been creating cool gardens in the Austin area since 2001. From elegant courtyards to funky meditation spaces, Jenny’s gardens are diverse.

In addition to her design service, Jenny offers her gardening ideas on Craftsy and Pinterest. Her new book, “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing & Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet” was published in January 2016.

This is a very special book, full of wonderful ideas for using plants and gardening as therapy. Whether you are a cancer survivor or have one among your family and friends, Jenny and her book will inspire you and give gardening a whole new meaning in your life. “As a result of my own cancer diagnosis, treatment and continued recovery, I hope this book helps others facing similar diagnoses and challenges to use their gardens and the natural world for healing and hope”.

We found Jenny’s book inspiring and deeply touching. Her uplifting message is that gardens and plants hold the key to healing and recovery. This is something we’ve always felt, and the book suggests numerous ways to do it step by step, for yourself, loved ones, and people in your community.
Jenny Peterson will be the keynote speaker at the second annual GoodSeed Garden Expo on June 4th. Adams County Cancer Center is sponsoring her appearance. She’ll talk about the healing power of gardening and plants. Trained as a Master Gardener, Jenny brings a deep understanding of the ecosystems that promote a vibrant garden: healthy soil, integrated pest management, appropriate plant choices and organic methods.

GoodSeed Garden Expo is an all-day conference at Hilltop Event Center (adjacent to our garden center) and you’re invited! Admission is free. The Garden Expo provides a learning experience with a “mini-trade show”, interesting speakers, product seminars, door prizes and delicious food. Key nursery suppliers and gardening groups will display, educate and mingle with our customers.

Representatives from Monrovia Nurseries, High Caliper Growing (low-effort raised beds), Pavestone, Espoma Organics (plant foods), Bonide (garden remedies) and other gardening suppliers will answer your questions. Adding to the roster are some local organizations like the Brown County Master gardeners (including weekly columnist Faye Mahaffey), Southern Ohio Forestland Association and Brown County Beekeepers. Estel Newberry’s Big “E” BBQ will serve grilled specialties, and Buckeye Confections will offer their exceptional sweet treats.

In addition to Jenny Peterson’s appearance we’ll have a full schedule of informative seminars, including sessions on hardscaping, tree care, woody plant grooming, raised bed gardening and other hot topics. Our suppliers will be bringing plenty of free samples, plus prizes you’ll have a chance to win. Anyone bringing an empty bucket can get a free sample of GoodSeed Garden Mix, our revolutionary bulk soil for raised beds.

Please save the date (June 4th) and plan on spending an interesting, informative and uplifting day with us, rain or shine. And please thank Adams County Cancer Center for their generous sponsorship!