Leesburg, VA (April 5, 2015) – The Town of Leesburg is pleased to announce that Mike McGrath will be Leesburg’s 25th Annual Flower and Garden Festival’s featured presenter.
McGrath will deliver two presentations on Sunday, April 19. At 11 a.m., he will help homeowners get off the “toxic treadmill” with “Get Your Lawn off Drugs!”
In “Grow Your Best Tasting Tomatoes EVER!” he will reveal tips and tricks to growing tomatoes at 1:30 p.m. The presentations will take place on the festival stage located just off King Street.
Since 1999, Mike McGrath has been Garden Editor for WTOP, the top rated, all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. He appears live every Friday morning as the “Yard Warrior” at around 8:50am and then his witty, one-minute “Garden Plot” segments air on Saturday at forty-three minutes after the hour, from 5:43 a.m. thru 5:43 p.m. You can read the written versions of The Garden Plot.
Mike is also host of the nationally syndicated weekly Public Radio show “You Bet Your Garden” (YBYG). An hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” YBYG airs every Saturday morning at various times on Public Radio stations across the nation. YBYG also airs on the ‘NPR Talk’ channel (#135) on Sirius satellite radio at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST Saturdays and again Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. EST.
McGrath has appeared on Nova, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PBS Healthweek, CNN, FOX, and as a regular contributor on the weekly PBS TV series “Your Organic Garden” and The Discovery Channel’s “Home Matters”. He also has several books: The Kitchen Garden Box; Save & Sow Seeds of Your Favorite Vegetables, Mike McGrath’s Book of Compost, Kitchen Garden A to Z, and You Bet Your Tomatoes!
Mike McGrath’s presentation will be free to all festival guests, but seating will be limited and early arrival is suggested. Following the presentation there will be time to ask McGrath your garden questions! For more information about Mike McGrath, please visit his website at http://wtop.com/section/
The Flower and Garden Festival is Leesburg’s signature event and has marked the unofficial start of spring since 1990. For more information about the festival, schedules and vendors, please visit the festival website atwww.flowerandgarden.org.