The Art of Growing Food, with author Ellen Ecker Ogden


Sunday, August 6, 2:00pm
Morrill Education Center & Gardens


A kitchen garden is much more than a place to grow food; it is a place to observe and relax, invite beauty and nature, and it all starts with good design. Ellen will show you how to transform a vegetable garden into a unique European styled kitchen garden; an ornamental edible garden with an eye towards beauty, easy care and pleasure. Learn the tools to create an edible garden that is both productive and beautiful, turning “ordinary” into “extraordinary.”

Imagine walking barefoot into your garden, filling a basket with tiny artichokes, fresh snap peas, purple basil tips, tiny rainbow chard or clumps of spoon shaped maché. A true kitchen garden opens your senses both in the garden and in the kitchen. In this 55-minute presentation, you will learn six steps to successful kitchen garden design, based on classic design techniques that anyone can follow.

Take home design ideas to transform your current garden or start something new, with suggestions for what to plant for the most flavorful and fragrant garden heirloom seeds. This lecture is ideal for new and experienced gardeners, and anyone seeking fresh ideas for how to design and plant a kitchen garden rich in details and how to add personality to give your kitchen garden unique style and whimsy.

Author and Garden Speaker, ELLEN ECKER OGDEN is an award-winning food and garden writer and kitchen garden designer who is known for her informative and fun loving garden talks. Her kitchen garden designs combine artistic elements with classic garden design techniques that elevate a backyard vegetable garden into a European inspired kitchen garden. Her book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, features kitchen garden theme designs with seasonal recipes.


Space is limited. Please register by Monday, June 31.


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