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Symposium - The Kitchen Garden Makes a Comeback

Lisa F.
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Portland, ME
Post #: 351

Symposium - The Kitchen Garden Makes a Comeback (4/26 -SEATS STILL AVAILABLE)

At one time, growing food for our own tables was the norm, but kitchen gardening somehow got lost in the shuffle during the past few decades. For some, though, the desire to grow, harvest, and cook fresh vegetables and herbs from our own gardens never went out of style or lost its appeal. More recently, global issues have made growing our food or buying locally a tasty imperative.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' 2008 symposium, co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society, will feature lively presentations by experts on various facets of the kitchen garden, an idea whose time has come ? or, more accurately, come back. If you are a kitchen gardener, or if you?d like to become one, this day is for you.

The speakers are William Alexander, author of The $64 Tomato; Jennifer R. Bartley, author of Designing the New Kitchen Garden; cookbook author Cynthia Finnemore Simonds, with a demo and tasting; Russ Cohen, an expert on edible native plants and wildflowers. Amanda Beal, president of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will provide opening remarks.

The Symposium will be in the Gardens' elegant Visitor Center. A buffet luncheon of fresh soups and salads and other delicious treats from our own Kichen Garden Café is included in the fee of $90 for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and New England Wildflower Society members and $110 for non-members.

Registration and continental breakfast from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome by Amanda Beal, board president for the Maine Organic Farmer's & Gardeners Association begins at 9:00 a.m.

Drawing courtesy of James Noel Smith


Date/Time: Saturday, April 26, 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
Location: Visitor Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Member: $90.00
Non-member: $110.00
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