Spring Symposium


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Rosalind Creasy

Edible Landscaping for the Upper Midwest

One of today’s gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You’d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Rosalind Creasy, pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, award-winning professional photographer, and author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, will give a mouth-watering slide presentation. Among the topics she will cover are an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.


Lisa Hilgenberg

The Art of the Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardens have history.  Travel from the intricate gardens and potagers of France to the walled gardens of British royalty to the terraced vegetable beds of Monticello for a historical yet practical look at American kitchen gardens. Gorgeous photography, thoughtful perspective, design and planning tips, and favorite spring vegetable varieties illustrate how kitchen gardens are havens for our scattered lives, providing nourishment and respite for family and friends.


Mark Dwyer

Edibles for Small Spaces & Containers

Mark Dwyer has been Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI for 18 years, and directs the continued maintenance and improvement of this 20 acre botanical resource.  You’ll learn that space shouldn’t be a limitation for growing nutritious and beautiful edibles.  Even smaller properties, apartment balconies, the back porch and small nooks and crannies in the garden can host a wide range of edibles, many of which are developed for smaller spaces, containers and lend themselves to minimizing space requirements but maximizing impact.