Monday, January 16, 2012
Books and Boots in Asheville
Don't let the cold days of February keep you indoors. The North Carolina Arboretum will be celebrating the beauty and bounty of the world around us by encouraging indoor and outdoor winter activities at their two-day event, Books and Boots, February 18 and 19.
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Arboretum was established in 1986 by the General Assembly as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina and it's 434-acre public gardens have quickly become one of the most significant state-supported attractions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
Held in conjunction with the Arboretum's 25th anniversary season, Books and Boots will offer fun and educational activities for the entire family. Guided hikes, guided geocaching, nature journaling for kids, and winter bird bingo are just a few of the outdoor activities that the Arboretum has in store. Additionally, the event will host indoor readings and presentations by featured authors including James Farmer (pictured above), garden and interior designer and author of the newly released, A Time to Plant: Southern Style Garden Living and Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina and an accomplished cook and author who will present cooking demonstrations based on her book, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.
The event is free for Arboretum Society members or an $8 standard parking fee for non-members and sounds like a great reason to head to the great outdoors of western North Carolina.