February Program


Exploring the Magical World of Moss Gardening 

Annie Martin aka Mossin’ Annie

Thursday, February 16

Lecture 7 pm

Moss Workshop (SAPS members only) 3 pm

Kingsport Center for Higher Education

300 W. Market Street, Kingsport, TN

Annie Martin, nationally-recognized moss landscape designer and author of The Magical W orld of Moss Gardening, will introduce us to the joys and environ-mental benefits of gardening with eco-friendly mosses. Have you ever desired the year-round green appeal of mosses in your garden? Are you tired of mowing grass? What about that shady place where nothing else will grow? Native mosses are an excellent horticultural alternative. With inspirational photographs, moss specimens for ID and essential how-to tips, Mossin’ Annie, owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises in Pisgah Forest, NC will provide valuable insights on how to transform your garden or lawn into a serene retreat and eco-friendly landscape showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants – mosses!

Known as Mossin’ Annie, Martin specializes in creating innovative moss-scapes and cultivates mosses at her Mossery in Brevard, NC. Martin has been featured in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Our State magazine, Carolina Home and Garden magazine and many more. Mossin’ Annie’s passion is contagious and audiences across the country delight in her informative and entertaining programs.

For more about Martin’s mossy endeavors or to buy mosses for yourself, visit www.mountainmoss.com Martin will be available for a book signing after both events.

Bonus workshop for SAPS members only at 3 pm on February 16 at the same location: Begin your moss journey with for a fun and informative workshop where participants will make their own moss dish gardens to take home. A supply fee of $20 per person covers all mosses, native plants, decorative rocks and containers. Workshop space limited. To reserve your spot, mail check, payable to “SAPS,” to: Joy Moore, P.O. Box 87, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Please include phone number and/or e-mail for confirmation. Registration deadline is Friday Feb. 10. Sorry no cancellations or refunds (though we will save your materials for you if you have to cancel.)

For more info call 423-348-6572 or e-mail jnjmoore@embarqmail.com.

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