Event Name: The Heirloom Gardener with John Forti (Online)
Event Date(s): Thursday, 11/4/2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1 hour
Tickets Available: 43
Purchase Deadline: Thursday, 11/4/2021 12:00 PM

Instructor: John Forti

This talk is offered in partnership with the Herb Society of America, New England Unit. You can find additional information at the NEUHSA website.

These days, we all need some good news and a way to participate in meaningful change. The Heirloom Gardener is a book for gardeners who want to deepen their knowledge and improve life for families, pollinators and wildlife in their own backyards. It’s a love poem to the earth; a map to the art of living intentionally and a guidepost for environmental gardeners and artisans. It unearths old-ways, storied plants and artisanal life-skills; like seed-saving, herbalism, foraging, distillation, ethnobotany and organics which contribute to a new 21st century arts and crafts movement. With woodcuts from Caldecott Medal artist Mary Azarian, The Heirloom Garden offers a dose of wild hope for a weary nation.

Signed copies of the book are available through our Garden Shop. You can shop online or stop into the garden and grab it in person!

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. As a Slow Food USA Governor and biodiversity specialist, his preservation work has helped to restore countless native and heirloom plants and has brought traditional artisanal practices to modern thinking. He has won numerous awards for historic garden preservation, children’s garden design, herbal and historical education and the 2021 Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs, the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. This book was inspired by his posts as 'The Heirloom Gardener - John Forti' which go out regularly to millions on Facebook that value his uniquely curated blend of history, horticulture, environmentalism, poetry, art, kitchen and garden craft. He gardens and lives along the banks of the Piscataqua River in Maine.

$10 Member Adult; $15 Adult 

Additional Program Information

  1. This program will be held virtually. Once you register you will receive a Zoom link in the confirmation. 
  2. This webinar will be RECORDED and available for 6 weeks to all registrants.

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