You are invited to for an evening with John Forti, author of the new book The Heirloom Gardener on Thursday, September 16 at 7pm. Register to receive the Zoom details. If you would like to attend, but are uncomfortable on Zoom, please email or call (383-9731) the Library and ask for Lichen. I'm considering a small viewing party at the Library.
The Heirloom Gardener is John Forti’s newest presentation. It draws from his new book of traditional plants and skills for the modern world.
Richly illustrated with period images and contemporary woodcuts, his PowerPoint shares inspiration from our long history of heirloom preservation, garden craft and homestead lifeways. Artisanal lifestyles that are helping us to rebuild vibrant local agricultural economies and celebrate sustainable cottage industries that are contributing to our new, homegrown American arts & crafts movement and backyard environmentalism.
At a time when we could all use a little good news, we hope you will join us for a refreshing look at how you can make a difference in your own backyard and community.
John Forti 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 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 most recently, the 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 that value his uniquely curated blend of history, horticulture, environmentalism, poetry, art, kitchen and garden craft. He gardens and lives along the banks of the Piscataqua River.