Friday, February 24, 2023

10:30 am | Lecture at Arabian Theater, Downtown Laurel

Noon | Lunch at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

$55 per person (lecture and lunch)


Celebrating Home is a new entertaining-focused book by James T. Farmer III that celebrates just what makes celebrations special! Plates and patterns, flowers and food, stemware and silver…and, most importantly, the blessings of each passing season and the observances of the graceful small joys that truly make our lives big. Each season is a salute to nature’s bounty, a family’s heritage and the undercurrent of love we share.  Farmer’s book will be available for purchase and signing through the Museum’s Gift Shop.



This event is FULL and registration is CLOSED.



About James T. Farmer:

A native of Kathleen, Georgia, James Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, A Time To Plant (2011), Sip & Savor (2012), Porch Living (2012), Wreaths For All Seasons (2012), A Time to Cook (2013), Dinner on the Grounds (2014), A Time to Celebrate (2015) and A Place to Call Home (2017), published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers.


Farmer’s love of Southern food and cooking have put him at the forefront of the garden-to-table lifestyle. James was taught as a young boy how to pull vegetables, herbs and flowers from the family farm and kitchen garden to provide much of the food, decor and flavor of his family’s everyday life. With the passion for the land and Southern culture, he earned a degree in gardening design and then opened a landscape design company in 2005. Because of his love for entertaining using the bounty from the garden, he began creating floral arrangements and consulting on food for private parties and weddings held by a growing client list. Local media coverage of these very special events, and word- of-mouth have made a “James Farmer Party” in demand in the South.


In Spring 2013, James opened his design firm and antique store, James Farmer Inc., in downtown Perry, Georgia. James is currently an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine and has been the national spokesperson for The American Camellia Society. He has been featured on NBC TODAY, HGTV Gardens, Paula’s Home Cooking, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Woman’s Day, Traditional Home, and The Local Palate. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Jules Collins Smith Art Museum at Auburn University and was recently recognized as a 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient. He also serves on the board for the Georgia State Botanical Gardens.

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