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The Conference on the Front Porch

Garden & Gun traveled to charming Taylor, Mississippi, at the end of September for the fourth annual Conference on the Front Porch—two days of lectures and events exploring the cultural significance of the front porch in the American South. In addition to compelling presentations and panel discussions, guests enjoyed traditional Southern meals, live music, wine tastings, tours of historic Oxford homes, and more. 

 

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The Conference on the Front Porch
Plein Air

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GRIT owner Angie Sicurezza and Plein Air event manager Ann Ferrell Cauthen gather outside The Mill as the two-day conference gets underway.

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Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Plotkin of the Amazon Conservation team welcomes attendees as he kicks off the two-day speaker series.

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From left: Plein Air founder and developer Campbell McCool with G&G deputy editor Amanda Heckert and her husband, Justin Heckert.

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Audra Burch of the New York Times discusses the pivotal role of the front porch in African American culture.

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Guests mingle amid the porches of Plein Air during Friday night’s Block Party.

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Amanda Heckert speaks on G&G’s forthcoming book, Southern Women.

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Guests explore Wonderbird Gin Distillery.

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In true Southern fashion, NBC News chairman Andy Lack and journalist Curtis Wilkie lead a lively discussion from their rocking chairs.

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From left: Bryan, Fred, and Patrick Krutz of Krutz Family Cellars.

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Guests partake in an open-air supper on the Plein Air lawn.

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A private concert by Oxford-based roots rock band the Kudzu Kings closes out the conference.

photo: Taylor Square Photography

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