by Phyllis Theermann January 11, 2017 curriculum edible schoolyard Free Event heirloom home gardener Mass Horticulture Society native plants school gardens Schools slow food
An edible schoolyard is a great way to enrich both habitat and community. Inspire the next generation at a school, or just learn more for your home garden at this free event.
Wednesday, January 25th
9.30 Doors open in the Parkman Room at Elm Bank
10.30 Guest Speaker, John Forti, Director of Horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, begins
Sponsored by the Wellesley Garden Study Group (active in town for about 65 years) and Wellesley Green Schools
This event will explore the heirloom and native plants of our region and how these storied plants can be integrated into curriculum from seed to table. The talk will inspire the interest of the home gardener and the school gardener alike.
Forti also serves as the Governor of Slow Food Massachusetts, was formerly the Director of Horticulture at Strawberry Banke Museum and Plimoth Plantation Museum. Over 20,000 follow his blog as “The Heirloom Gardener – John Forti” on facebook.