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November 6, 2018

Book Reading/Signing - Ansonville Book Club

3:00 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Ansonville, NC

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November 6, 2018

Book Reading/Signing - Ansonville Book Club

Reading from and signing copies of Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance

3:00 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Ansonville, NC

December 5, 2018

Book Reading/Signing - Speckled Paw Coffee

6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.

104 N Main St, Mt Gilead, NC

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December 5, 2018

Book Reading/Signing - Speckled Paw Coffee

 Reading from and signing copies of Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance.  

6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.

104 N Main St, Mt Gilead, NC

Speaking Topics

Square Foot Gardening

 One-hour seminar-style program teaches the basics of the Square Foot Gardening method pioneered by Mel Bartholomew. Learn how to grow more in less space, using less water and with less work.

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The program is FREE. John does request mileage reimbursement for programs presented outside of the Charlotte region. 

Book Reading/Signing

Flexible-duration program with John Marek reading excerpts from his latest book, Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance, offering humorous anecdotes about his writing process and taking audience questions.

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The program is FREE. John does request mileage reimbursement for programs presented outside of the Charlotte region.

Rural Development 101

Half-hour presentation covers the basics of economic development best practices for rural and micropolitan communities. Excellent primer for EDO boards and elected officials, and a great way to kick off strategic planning. A longer-form presentation is also available and can be customized to community needs.  

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  The program is FREE. John does request mileage reimbursement for programs presented outside of the Charlotte region. 

Rural Entrepreneurship

Half-hour presentation demonstrates how rural communities can spark innovation and promote business start-ups through a variety of creative methods and explores different types of funding and incubation options for small business. A longer-form presentation is also available and can be customized to community needs.   

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The program is FREE. John does request mileage reimbursement for programs presented outside of the Charlotte region.

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