Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shameless Self Promotion

Roots ain't sexy. But plants need them to be healthy.

Thus I wrote a book about how roots really grow and ways a gardeners can have a better garden via healthy roots - Roots Demystified, Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive.

Check out my web site for more information (sample pages) and how to order: www.robertkourik.com

The book has been listed in Publisher's Weekly. They receive 1500 books per month and only list 450.

The best news came from the Midwest Book Review (one of the top 4 book reviewers for librarians):
“Superbly written and thoroughly 'user friendly', ‘Roots Demystified’ is profusely enhanced with twenty-five illustrative graphics showcasing extraordinary illustrations of excavated root systems in their entirety. A compendium of practical, comprehensive, and exceptionally well organized information, advice, tips, and observations that will benefit novice gardeners and seasoned professionals alike, ‘Roots Demystified’ is an excellent and strongly recommended addition to personal, professional, academic, and community library Gardening/Agriculture/Horticulture reference collections and supplemental reading lists.”

Here's my speaking schedule for now. 

March 30th. - On the radio on Michelle Anna Jordan's show "Mouthful" along with the extraordinary gardener Kate Frey of Fetzer Garden fame (who has also won prizes at the Chelsea Garden Flower Show in the UK.) 7-8PM on KRCB 91.1, in Santa Rosa CA 90.9 both on the FM dial.

April 5th - Book signing at Copperfield's Books in downtown Sebastopol. 11AM to noon.

April 15th (after paying your taxes - it's free!) - Oakmont, the Berger Center. 10-11AM (email me for directions - rkourik@sonic.net)

May 3rd - Lecture at Harmony Farm & Garden Supply, Graton, CA 10-noon.

May 18th - Book signing at Sonoma Mission Gardens 1851 Craig Ave., Sonoma, CA 4-6PM. 

I hope to meet you at one of these events.

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