An Autumn Escape to Clove Brook Farm Benefitting Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

Co-Chaired by Phyllis Alexander, Laura Hearn, and Nancy Osborn

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $200 per ticket

On November 7, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University will host Christopher Spitzmiller, author of A Year at Clove Brook Farm. Known to family and friends as the ultimate weekend farmer, Spitzmiller raises his own handsome chickens, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In this—his first book—he treats readers to a full year at his country retreat, Clove Brook Farm. Organized into four seasons, A Year at Clove Brook Farm is filled with tips on garden planning, seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals.

Guests will enjoy light refreshments, a lively talk, and a book signing by the ultimate weekend farmer Christopher Spitzmiller in a glamorous tent at Reynolda Village. By purchasing a ticket, attendees will support Reynolda Gardens’s efforts to restore the original flagstone pathways bordering the Formal Gardens.

“I hope this book inspires you to try something new around your own home, whether it’s sow in a few fruit and vegetable seeds in a pot or welcoming friends over for a home-cooked dinner,” Christopher says.

To help keep all guests safe, tables will seat a maximum of eight guests and will be spaced six feet apart. All food will be prepackaged in individual servings. If conditions related to COVID-19 change as the event nears, we will be back in touch with updates.

Presenting Sponsors
Wendy and Mike Brenner
Claire and Hudnall Christopher

Contributing Sponsors
Laura Hearn
Nicholas and Barbara Millhouse
Nancy and Ernie Osborn
Mr. Olle and Dr. Emily Röstlund
Leigh and Gray Smith

Event Partners
Bank of America Private Bank
Piedmont Carolina Nursery and Landscaping
Salem Electric Company
Twin City Garden Club

Phyllis Alexander
Patty and Malcolm Brown
Amanda and Joe Budd
Mary McCabe Dudley
Lynne Emken
Betty Turnage Griffith
Robbie and Dave Irvin
Curtis Leonard
Lusk Tree Service, Inc.
Dr. Amy McMichael and Ralph Thomas
Ellen and Bill Parsley
Gary Poehling
Ellen and Andy Schindler
Kathleen and Steve Tatter
Taylor & Taylor, Attorneys at Law
J.D. and Janie Wilson
Patty Wilson

Anne and Bruce Babcock
Eva and Gordon Bingham
Patty and Malcolm Brown
Shelby and Lee Chaden
Hilary Coman
Dek and Luci Driscoll
Joan and Murray Greason
Susan and Charles Hauser
John Hoemann and Howard Upchurch
Lucian and Robie Neal
Anna Reilly and Matthew Cullinan
Peggy Taylor

Explore Clove Brook Farm
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls
Photograph by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls