Fuki (petasites japonicus giganteus) has great
edible leafstalks and enjoys wet shade
What: Food tasting and workshop
When: April 26, 2014, 10am to 4pm
Where: Holyoke, MA, USA
Instructors: Jonathan Bates & Eric Toensmeier
Cost per person: US$120 (does not include meals or accommodations)
Spend a day with Jonathan Bates and Eric Toensmeier, the co-designers and managers of the garden that inspired the book Paradise Lot. We will tour the garden and sample the crops that are in season. You’ll taste the early perennial vegetables like seakale, turkish rocket, wild leek, toothwort, hablitzia and many more!
Expect to come away with an understanding of what inspired the garden, how it was designed, the opportunities and challenges along the way, and our vision for the future. We will touch on other garden elements including the bioshelter greenhouse, ecological tool shed, tropical garden, edible water garden, and our microlivestock: chickens, compost worms, soldier flies, silk caterpillars, fish.
Take what you learn at the workshop and apply it to your own landscape and garden! Register soon as space is filling up fast.
Jonathan Bates with spring perennial broccolis and asparagus
Sea kale (Crambe maritima) is our favorite perennial broccoli
Toothworth (Dentaria diphylla) is our native wasabi for shade