Lecture: The New Heirloom Garden—Modern Designs for Old-Fashioned Gardeners
In a world where supermarket options have largely dulled our palates and choices are homogenized, food gardens are more important than ever. Tasting food pulled from the ground, twisting off a green stem, or picking up an apple dropped from a tree at the peak of ripeness is the way I wish we all ate. In this lecture, join us to learn how to design and plant a true kitchen garden that will open all of your senses both in the garden and in the kitchen. Ellen Ecker Ogden will show you how to grow an edible garden with an eye towards beauty, easy care, and pleasure. Learn the difference between an heirloom and open-pollinated seed, and why growing heirlooms is essential to the future of gardeners. Be inspired to take a new look at fruits, flowers, and vegetables to add color, aroma, and exceptional taste to your repertoire of plants.
William J. Hamilton Lecture
Date/time: Wednesday, October 24; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall, Cornell University