Best-selling author James T. Farmer III will speak at the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild’s largest event of the season, the Magnolias and White Linen Luncheon.

The event is set March 1 at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Tickets cost $50 per person. A book signing with the author will follow the luncheon.

Farmer is a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook, and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. He knows how to incorporate elegant seasonal garden living into one's life, either on a grand scale or modest budget.

He authored the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book, “A Time to Plant,” along with “Sip & Savor,” “Porch Living” and “Wreaths For All Seasons.”

Farmer's books are inspired by his life growing up on a farm, where farm-to-table was a lifestyle, not just a popular notion. In addition, Farmer is editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine and is a frequent guest on radio and television shows, including NBC's “Today Show.”

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild supports the orchestra through personal involvement, fundraisers and promotion of season subscriptions.

See or contact Maryette Huntinghouse, 417-9271 or, for more information.