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The Art of Growing Food: A Virtual Lecture with Ellen Ecker Ogden​

Ellen Ogden

Tickets $10. Registration required.

As co-founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, you will learn Ellen’s six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on her years as an artist, a gardener, and a cook.

In this lecture Ellen delivers fresh ideas to show you how to bring art and whimsy to the kitchen garden, while also maintaining productivity and easy maintenance.

You’ll discover how to design and plant an edible garden with an eye towards beauty, bounty and sanctuary. Suggestions for what to grow based on Ellen’s seed catalog favorites, such as Italian Purple Pole beans, Piccolo Verde basil, Troutback lettuce and ornamental artichokes.

This lecture revolves around creative ideas and photographs from her books, The Complete Kitchen Garden and The New Heirloom Garden. Be ready to transform your classic vegetable garden, into a spectacular European potager.

Ellen’s books The Complete Kitchen Garden and The Heirloom Garden are available at The Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main St, Chatham, NY. 10% discount if you mention the Spencertown Academy

Ellen Ecker Ogden is a kitchen garden designer and the author. In addition to her two books, she also cofounded The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, introducing cooks and gardeners to European specialty vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

She graduated with a degree in fine arts, and attended cooking school with Marcella Hazan in Venice, Italy, and at the Ballymaloe School in Shanagarry, Ireland. Her articles and kitchen garden designs have appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, Garden Design and Country Gardens, among others.

This lecture is made possible with generous support from Country Caretaker Garden Center.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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