Lifestyle expert, garden designer, conservationist, author, and television host P. Allen Smith will be in Batesville Saturday, Oct. 5, to present “A Taste of Moss Mountain Farm,” at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event begins at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Smith, who has partnered with First Community Bank on a pollinator program for FCB banking centers, will discuss planting and decorating tips; present a cooking demonstration; hold a question and answer session; and focus on Moss Mountain Farm, Smith’s home in Roland, Ark. Moss Mountain Farm is described on Smith’s website as “…an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening, and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds. The farm serves as a place of inspiration, education, and conservation.” The New York Times has described Moss Mountain Farm as a “stunning estate.”
There will also be drawings for a pollinator garden kit; a P. Allen Smith cookbook; and a trip to Moss Mountain Farm. And recipe samples and refreshments will also be served.
Allen’s three national, award-winning television shows are Garden Home (which has enjoyed 15 seasons on PBS), Garden to Table (available on Create TV), and Garden Style, now in its 17th season of syndication.
Seating for Saturday’s event is limited. Attendees can RSVP to Angela Connell by calling (870) 376-7100 or by emailing her at Angela.Connell@firstcommunity.net.
Listen to Smith’s conversation with White River Now’s Chad Whiteaker below.
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