October 5 9:00am – Tovah Martin – Maximizing Space in the Garden
Location: Macomber Room
Attention: As of now, this is scheduled as a hybrid meeting. Social time will be held in the Macomber Room from 9-9:30. The General Meeting will start at 9:30 and be held both live and via zoom. Tovah’s zoom presentation will begin after the General Meeting. Members who attend live will watch it on the large screen TV in the Macomber Room.
Tovah is a horticulturist, author and lecturer. She’s accredited with NOFA as an Organic Land Care Profession, has published over 4 books and her articles have appeared in publications such as Country Home, Flower Magazine and Yankee. She appears frequently on television and radio – she was a guest on the CBS Sunday Early show, the Martha Stewart Show and the PBS television gardening series “Cultivating Life.”
No matter if you’re gardening in a close-knit neighborhood or a sprawling estate, you want to garden efficiently, prolifically, sustainably, and beautifully. Using her own garden as an example, Tovah will describe how to create layers in varied habitats including the perennial, berry, and vegetable gardens. The result is visually fulfilling, low maintenance, and mulch-eliminating when plants go wall-to-wall. This lecture shares how that shakes down to serve our needs as well as the needs of pollinators and other creatures. You can expect to hear many innovative ideas beyond the usual solutions.
April 5 – 9AM - John Forti, “The Heirloom Garden: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World”
Location: Macomber Room
Attention: As of now, this is scheduled as a hybrid meeting. Social time will be held in the Macomber Room from 9-9:30. The General Meeting (9:30) and John’s presentation (10) be held both live and via zoom.
John Forti www.jforti.com is a garden historian and ethnobotanist who has directed gardens for Plimoth Plantation Museum, Strawbery Banke Museum, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Bedrock Gardens. His preservation work has helped to restore countless native and heirloom plants and has brought traditional artisanal practices to modern thinking.
John’s program shares inspiration from our long history of heirloom preservation, garden craft and homestead lifeways. Artisanal lifestyles that are helping us to rebuild vibrant local agricultural economies and celebrate sustainable cottage industries that are contributing to our new, homegrown American arts & crafts movement and backyard environmentalism. At a time when we could all use a little good news, we hope you will join us for a refreshing look at how you can make a difference in your own backyard and community. The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World: Forti, John: 9781604699937: Amazon.com: Books
May 4 – Spring Luncheon
Plant Sale date TBD
June 7 – Annual Meeting – 9:30 Location TBD