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The Heirloom Gardener

The Heirloom Gardener – Traditional Plants and Skills draws from John Forti’s new book on how to integrate traditional plants and skills into the modern world. Richly illustrated with period images and contemporary woodcuts, his presentation shares inspiration from our long history of heirloom preservation, garden craft and homestead lifeways. Artisanal gardening lifestyles can help us to rebuild vibrant local agricultural economies and celebrate sustainable cottage industries to support our new, homegrown American arts & crafts movement and backyard environmentalism. At a time when we could all use a little good news, join us for a refreshing look at how you can make a difference and build habitat in your own backyard and community.

Online webinar conducted via Zoom. 

This class is cancelled.   

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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John Forti The Heirloom GardenerJohn Forti

John Forti www.jforti.com is a garden historian and ethnobotanist who has directed gardens for Plimoth Plantation Museum, Strawbery Banke Museum, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Bedrock Gardens. As a Slow Food USA Governor and biodiversity specialist, his preservation work has helped to restore countless native and heirloom plants and has brought traditional artisanal practices to modern thinking.   He has won numerous awards for historic garden preservation, children’s garden design, herbal and historical education and the 2021 Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs, one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits and largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. This book was inspired by his posts as “The Heirloom Gardener – John Forti”, which go out regularly to millions on Facebook.

This is a live online class via Zoom. 

The online program will be recorded and the recording link will be emailed to registered participants 24-48 hours after the live event.