SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST • 9:0 0 AM - 2:00 PM • FEAST FOR THE EYES: FEAST FOR THE TABLE • ANNUAL JAMES ARNOLD GARDEN SYMPOSIUM LECTURE PROGRAM WITH JIM GORMAN, ELLEN ECKER OGDEN AND NAN SINTON
Spring brings the New England gardener a glorious display of bloom as trees, shrubs and woodland wildflowers compete for attention. At the same moment the vegetable gardener is racing to plant peas, harvest early greens and prepare for a bountiful year of fresh from the garden produce. This symposium shows how to have the best of both worlds–the beauty of spring blooms and the delights of savoring the earliest harvest from the vegetable garden. You will learn not only which flowering trees and shrubs will thrive in your garden, and the best tips and methods for growing your most successful vegetable garden yet, but also how to maximize the space in your garden with design inspiration for gardening from the ground up.
JIM GORMAN has worked in the horticultural and open space advocacy fields for twenty-five years, including twelve years at the Arnold Arboretum. Recipient of a Longwood Fellowship, he received a Masters degree in Public Horticulture Management in 2000. For the past six years he has been an instructor for the Landscape Architecture Program at Boston Architectural College. Jim’s talk will focus on the spring flowering trees and shrubs that thrive at Mount Auburn in his talk “Feast for the Eyes.”
Cookbook author and kitchen garden designer, ELLEN ECKER OGDEN is the author of From the Cook’s Garden, The Vermont Cheese Book and her most recent, The Complete Kitchen Garden featuring designs and recipes for cooks who love to garden. Ellen believes that a true kitchen garden goes beyond the simple straight rows of a vegetable garden to combine art and food in ways that enhance the experience of growing food. In her presentation “The Art of Growing Food” she will share six basic steps to inspire you to grow a bountiful and artfully designed food garden as you discover ways to integrate flowers, herbs and vegetables with an eye towards formal design, color, and culinary purpose.
Landscape designer, horticulturist and international garden tour leader, South Dartmouth resident NAN SINTON has designed gardens that feature flower gardens and kitchen gardens in many parts of the United States. In her talk “Planning the Banquet,” she will focus on design solutions and techniques that maximize space for a harvest of visual and culinary delight.
The program is in the Coachman’s House on 7th Street. A catered luncheon in the Parlors is included. Reservations are required at www.rjdmuseum.org or 508-997-1401, members $65, non-members $75. Proceeds underwrite the cost of educational programming at the RJD.