We've been trying to get an Edible Landscaping meet-up scheduled, but Denver Botanic Gardens beat us to the punch. I wanted to let you know about their upcoming lecture entitled "Edible Landscaping: The New American Garden" by Rosalind Creasey. Creasey is the author of numerous books about edible landscaping. There will be a social hour beforehand hosted by Slow Food Denver. Sounds like it will be an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day! The cost is $25 for non-members (there may be a member rate available). We'll continue to work on putting together a free event for our group, but in the meantime some of you may be interested in the DBG event. Lecture details:
Edible Landscaping: The New American Garden
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:00 PM
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens ( 1007 York Street DENVER Colorado ) - map it
Running Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Ends At: 8:30 PM on Apr 22, 2010
One of today?s gardening buzzwords is ?sustainable.? You?d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Rosalind Creasy ? pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, award-winning professional photographer and author of ?The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping? ? will give a mouth-watering slide presentation stressing the beauty and practicality of edible plants. Her program will include an A-to-Z of recommended and beautiful edible plants for Western gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes and the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.
Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer and landscape designer with a passion for beautiful vegetables and ecologically sensitive gardening. Rosalind writes and lectures nationwide, appears on television and radio shows, and consults for restaurants, growers and seed companies. She has written for the food page of the Los Angeles Times, Gardening How-To and Garden Design magazines and is a contributing editor for Country Living Gardener. Her photographs appear in numerous magazines, calendars and books. Her ?Complete Book of Edible Landscaping? is still in print after 20 years and a revised edition is due out in 2010.
5:15 p.m.: Tour of seasonal edible plants in the Gardens ($5 additional, separate registration, limited to 25 people)
6 p.m.: Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (Mitchell Hall)
7 p.m.: Program and book signing (Mitchell Hall)
Please use this link to sign-up: http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/select.aspx?item=424&sch=11808