Presented by Justin Kane
The deer graze your yard, why shouldn’t you? Not since the victory gardens of WWII have so many people been interested in growing their own food. Even a very small space can produce fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables for your family, and there is no need to tear up the front lawn (unless you want to). This 45-minute talk will focus on landscape plants, native or naturalized to New England, and introduce you to ways you can integrate beautiful edibles into your pre-existing landscape. From fruit trees to fungi, fiddleheads to fenugreek, it is possible to create edible plant communities that offer beautiful structure and foliage, bloom magnificently, look good through the seasons and complement your pre-existing landscape.
Justin Kane trained as a horticulturist under John Forti at Strawberry Banke Museum. He has been fascinated and intrigued by plants most of his life, both for the part they play in human culture and for their edible and medicinal properties. He teaches Comprehensive Technology Education (Shop) at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, where his students learn to graft apple trees and manage a willow coppice, among other skills. He lives in Brentwood, NH where he and his family keep bees, 50+ heirloom apple trees, and a wide variety of other edible fruits, berries, leaves, fungi, and tubers.
Evening meetings are held at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by an informative program/speaker, ending at 8:30 pm.
Guests are welcome to attend the business meeting as well as the program at no fee. Light refreshments are served following the speaker.