What’s the first thing you need for a book signing? Books, of course!
The 24th Annual Flower and Garden Festival will feature a guest presentation and book signing by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, better known as “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.”
In preparation for this program, three “Beekman” books are currently on sale now at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center (60 Ida Lee Drive NW, Leesburg, Virginia). Limited quantities of these popular books will be available through Friday, April 25, 2014. Remaining books will be on sale at the festival. The three titles available are:
- The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook: Heirloom fruits and vegetables, and more than 100 heritage recipes to inspire every generation
- Beekman 1802 Heirloom Desserts Cookbook: 100 delicious heritage recipes from the farm and garden
- The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers, An Unconventional Memoir
Sponsored by Leesburg Today, the Beekman Boys will begin their presentation at 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014, on the new festival stage located just off King Street. Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge’s “Living an Heirloom Life” presentation will highlight the efforts involved in heirloom gardening, eating seasonally, and the value behind both. The Beekman Boys’ presentation will be free to all festival guests, but seating will be limited and early arrival is suggested. Following the presentation, a complimentary book signing will be offered. For more information about the Beekman Boys, please visit their website at www.beekman1802.com.
The Flower and Garden Festival is Leesburg’s signature event and has marked the unofficial start of spring since 1990. For more information about the festival, schedules and vendors, please visit the festival website at www.flowerandgarden.org.