2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show - Tony Abruscato

March 10, 2017

CFGS_Vertical_Logo_2_2017.jpgThe Chicago Flower and Garden Show comes to life March 18-26 at Navy Pier with tons of gardens, fun activites, educational seminars and a charity event benefiting local garden endeavors. Tony Abruscato, President of Flower Show Productions joins us to share all about one of the nation's premiere flower and garden expositions.  

Show Links:

Chicago Flower Show Website
Chicago Flower Show on Facebook

Chicago Flower on Twitter


Rose Chat Podcast founder and host Chris VanCleave, aka "The Redneck Rosarian" will be a featured speaker at this years show. Check out his appearance schedule.

Chris VanCleave at the Chicago Flower Show

Connecting Kids and Gardens | Voices from the Garden | Seed Keeper Project 2017

February 6, 2017

Seed Keeper Project 2017 

Carol and Kerrie from the Seed Keeper Company join us on this special editon of Voices From The Garden. On a mission to connect kids with gardening, this dynamic duo has recognized over 300 school gardens with their annual Seed Keeper Project. Find out about the importance of connecting of connecting kids and communities to the good earth and how you can be a part of that in your neck of the woods. 

Nominate a local school in your area to be recognized and rewarded by visiting the Seed Keeper Facebook page here LINK

Resource Links:

Seed Keeper Project Website Gardenpedia  Seeds of the Month
Corona Tools    

About This Series:

Voices From The Garden is a series of broadcasts submitted by gardeners who share with us an intrinsic mix of life lessons, faith stories and glorious gardening adventures, exclusively on the Rose Chat Podcast. Do you have a story to tell? Record your experience and send it to us at GROW@RoseChat.info

Roses For Youth Funshop with Mark Miller & Dave Jackson

June 24, 2015

Mark Miller & Dave Jackson of the Delaware Area Rose Society join us to talk about an amazing event they host each year to encourage young people to grow miniature roses. It's called the Roses for Youth Funshop and it now attracts about 100 kids each year. 

Hear Mark & Dave tell us about the program, its origins and what's in store for the future. 

Kids & Roses With Lee Stephens

April 8, 2015
Lee Stevens lives in Southern California where she and her husband, David have lovingly restored their 1888 Victorian era home, raised six children, and passionately pursued learning more about roses. She and David currently have about 300 roses under cultivation.
Lee was first introduced to rose horticulture by a friendly neighbor when she was eight years old, and the world of roses was opened to her imagination in that fragrant garden.

Helping children learn about sustainable gardening practices while teaching them the joy of growing our national flower is the driving force behind her creation of the American Rose Society’s  National Kidz N’ Roses program. 

Lee and David teach rose horticulture lessons to elementary school children in grades 2-6 in an after-school program called Green Team. Using hands-on experiences, along with colorful power point presentations and worksheets that she has developed, she teaches children to create their own organic rose food, how to identify and select the best types of roses for their gardens, how to use organic pest controls, and how to make compost and brew compost tea. 

Lee is the current president of Raincross Rose Society and a Consulting Rosarian. She is a prolific writer with multiple articles published in the American Rose Magazine, as well as editor of the Raincross Rose Society and Kidz N’ Roses monthly newsletters and frequent contributor to inspirational  and homeschool publications

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Lee organized the humanitarian outreach project “Restoring Roses to Southern Gardens.” She orchestrated both a compassion-inspired letter writing campaign to garner letters of support for those whose lives were dramatically impacted, as well as a program for sponsoring roses to be given to those individuals as a symbol of love from Americans everywhere. Thousands of roses, and tens of thousands of letters, reached homeowners along the Southern Gulf Coast where lives were touched and hope was restored.
To access the FREE educational resources you heard about on this broadcast visit the Kids n Roses Resource Site HERE