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Janit Calvo

Author, Gardening in Miniature and Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

Janit Calvo is the world-renown expert on miniature gardening and author of the two best-selling garden books on the hobby, Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World (Timber Press, 2013) and the new Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World (Timber Press, 2017). Since 2001, Janit has been teaching and spreading the joy of gardening in miniature to enthusiasts from around the globe through her newsletter, The Mini Garden Gazette, and her websites and all major social media channels. Her blog, MiniGardenGuruBlog.com, is the only regular blog for the miniature garden hobby. She is the founder of the Miniature Garden Society, a focused group of like-minded miniature gardeners from around the world. Janit has won many garden and miniature awards throughout the years from the Seattle Miniature Show and the Sorticulture Garden Art Show, including Best of Show and Most Original Display. She has demonstrated miniature gardening to thousands at the top garden shows throughout the country, as well as Epcot at Disney World. Her gardens have appeared in the Woman’s World Magazine, Birds and Bloom, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Country Living, Green Profit, Seattle Times, Dig Magazine, Dollhouse Miniature Magazine, HGTV and the Martha Stewart blog. Her work has also been featured in garden magazines in Romania, Japan, England, Finland and The Netherlands. Her first book, Gardening in Miniature, has been sold all over world, and has been translated into German, Turkish and Korean.

BOOKS BY THIS SPEAKER

Introduction to Crafting for the Miniature Garden

Join expert miniature gardener Janit Calvo and learn crafting techniques for your miniature garden. Learn how to shrink any theme or idea into a miniature garden scene, how to prepare delicate items for outdoor use, and how to make your own very own variety of weatherproof miniature yard art. Simple painting techniques that you can apply to almost any material will be also demonstrated.

Friday, Feb 9 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

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