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Design and Installation of an Edible Native Plant Garden
Featuring Kristin DeSouza, Senior Horticulturist and Plant Record Coordinator at Garden in the Woods
Most of our daily foods are non- native introductions produced in mass quantity using fertilizers and pesticides. So what are our native edibles and how can we utilize them in the garden? Have you ever eaten a Pawpaw fruit…or sautéed Oyster Mushrooms freshly picked from your garden for your evening’s dinner? Senior Horticulturalist Kristin DeSouza will illustrate the design and installation process of the new edible plant garden at Garden in the Woods. Using all native plants Kristin will weave together design approaches, horticultural techniques, and culinary uses. “There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world yet fewer than 20 species now provide over 90% of our Food.” Plants for a Future.
Kristin DeSouza is Senior Horticulturist and Plant Record Coordinator at Garden in the Woods. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kristin has apprenticed at the Arnold Arboretum, worked for New York City’s Central Park and most recently was awarded the Garden Club of America’s Martin Mclaren Scholarship working through the UK in a variety of gardens including Royal Botanic Garden Kew, Edinburgh, the Eden Project, and the RHS’s Wisley Garden.
Presentations will begin at 7pm and go until all questions are answered.
More About Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Set on 36 acres, this site is home to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Gardens at Elm Bank, which consists of several gardens sure to delight young and old alike. The grounds - perfect for a stroll or a walk with the dog - are open year-round. Check the Society's website for the frequent events taking place here.
Other events here
- Gardener's Fair Tomorrow, May 19, 9:00 am–3:30 pm
- Exploring Spring Herbs and Cooking Techniques Thu, May 30, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Mo Herbs Mo Better- Dinner in the Garden at Mass Hort Thu, May 30, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm