The Newfields Garden Club and the Paul Memorial Library are pleased to offer an illustrated lecture to help you explore how to eat locally and enjoy the fruits of your own labors. This talk delves into planting edible gardens and landscapes that offer healthy alternatives to our lawns and hedges. Whether learning to explore our own back yards or the newest landscape style of the 21st century, this program can help to foster a better understanding of environmental stewardship, organic gardening practices that can help us to live more sustainably and offer meaningful ways to engage ourselves, our kids and our community in a sense of place from seed to table.

John Forti is a garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer. He is the Executive Director of Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. Before taking on this new position, he was the Director of Horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Curator/Director of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum, and the Director of Horticulture at Plimoth Plantation.  

John co-founded and serves as the board chair for Slow Food Seacoast. He serves on the bio-diversity committee for Slow Food USA and is the governor for Slow Food chapters throughout New England.  Over 40 thousand follow John on Facebook where he blogs as The Heirloom Gardener – John Forti. 

Please join us Wednesday, March 6th at the Newfields Town Hall at 7 p.m. for this informative presentation.