Time Tested Books presents
reading & signing his brand-new children's book
Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00pm
*Kids in attendance will receive complimentary seeds & instructions from the author for fall planting*
New from Travelers Series Publishing, Our Garden celebrates the joy of a father and child as they create and tend a vegetable garden together, and take readers with them to experience the entire arc of a summer gardening season.
In Our Garden, stinky shoes keep raccoons out of the corn patch, scarecrows don't scare crows, purple tomatoes taste candy sweet, and loyal garden dog Snuffles covers himself in compost. He also occasionally squashes a squash plant in his efforts to protect the harvest. Emmy award-winning illustrator Stephen Green uses bright, kid-friendly visuals to depict a vivid, living garden that shows readers where their food might come from.
The book was designed both to complement common core educational curriculum and to reflect the ethos of the Sacramento region as the "farm-to-fork" capital of the world. If you are looking for a sweet family story to read with your kids or any kids this summer, come spend some time in Our Garden.
Author Andy Domek is a Capitol writer who has been gardening with his family since before he could walk. He lives in West Sacramento with his wife and two apprentice gardeners, both of whom helped create the story in Our Garden. Longtime Sacramento residents may remember a community garden that existed from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s on I and 25th Streets. As a teacher at St. Francis elementary school in the 1970s, Andy’s father, Gene Domek, founded the garden with his students as a “year-long experiment” that ended up lasting almost a quarter of a century. Andy and his siblings grew up in that space: hiding in a ten foot tall bean tepee, harvesting food, and getting to know an interesting assortment of gardeners all interested in healthy, affordable food—long before the rest of the region caught on. Andy drew heavily on his experience there, and gardening with his own kids to create the story in Our Garden.
Illustrator Stephen Green has worked professionally in the field of graphic design for many years. He is an Emmy-winning animator, having spent several years in the television industry, where he also received several Sacramento Ad Club awards. He is currently a Creative Director at the State Capitol. A proud father and avid gardener, he enjoys cooking vegan meals in his spare time.
This event is FREE & everyone is invited!
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