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I Wrote That! Author Talk: Shawn Joseph & Richard Myers

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Garden to table has never been easier!
While selling at farmers markets over the years, Shawn Joseph & Richard Myers noticed something common among most people they encountered; they were interested in the way certain vegetables look and were willing to “try them out,” but they had no clue how to prepare/cook them. On the flip side, Joseph and Myers have regular customers, including professional chefs who are confident in their cooking skills, but are lost when it comes time to grow the same crop they purchase weekly.

The duo was not able to find one individual book to advise everyone, so they decided to create a hybrid book to cater to both groups of people, Grow to Eat: A Vegetable Growing Guide/Cookbook Kit. This book details steps for growing tomatoes, summer squash, garlic, eggplants, collard greens, cucumbers and potatoes. Along with growing instruction, they also include delicious recipes to enjoy your bountiful harvest.

Shawn Joseph:
Starting his gardening journey at the age of 7, Shawn developed his love and passion for all things plants very early in life. Over the years, he sharpened his skills growing a variety of plants in different ways and learned how they interact with each other and the surrounding environment. This curiosity of plant propagation continued as he pursued and obtained a degree in horticulture.

As a horticulturist, Shawn currently spends his days farming and volunteering his time to help others learn the ways of organic gardening.

Richard Myers:
Born on an island where everyone is dependent on nature, Richard fell in love with plants at a young age. He was able to understand the importance of having one’s own crops, whether it was to feed the family, donate, or sell. Seeking an education that would match his love for plants led him to horticulture and he hasn’t looked back since.


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