NEWS, INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS
National Garden Bureau and GardenComm International to host “Authors Talk Gardening” Book Party November 9, 2023
In a joint collaboration, National Garden Bureau and GardenComm are hosting the fourth in a series of engaging virtual book parties called “Authors Talk Gardening.” Get the dirt on four exciting gardening books and their authors including Charlotte Ekker Wigigns with moderator Teresa Watkins in this live webinar followed by one-on-one author breakout rooms. Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET
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MISSOURI BEEKEEPING INSTRUCTOR WINS PUBLISHING AWARDS
The 2022 Independent Press Award (IPA) recognized A Beekeeper’s Diary Self-Guide to Keeping Bees 2nd Edition by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins as a first place winner. A Beekeeper’s Diary Self-Guide to Keeping Bees was chosen as the best in the “How to” nonfiction category.
The book also won the 2022 ELit First Place Award in the Home and Garden Category.
Wiggins has been teaching beginning beekeeping classes since 2012, starting first at the request of her local Extension office. During those early annual beekeeping classes, she said she developed, and expanded, a diary that helped students with the decisions they have to make when they start keeping bees.
“It’s very exciting to take a beginning course and decide I think I can do this,” Wiggins said. “The reality hits once students get home and start asking themselves now what.”
The diary reinforces information new beekeepers receive in beginning beekeeping classes and guides them through the decisions they have to make to get started. If a new beekeeper can’t get to a beginning class, the diary will help fill that gap.
Wiggins has been a lifelong gardener and a beekeeper since 2010. A Certified Master Beekeeper and Master Gardener Emeritus, in 2019 she was selected for a Missouri S&T TEDx lecture on “why bugs matter."
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