Experience the taste of history. Heirlooms give you some of the best flavors and are perfect for the home gardener. Open yourself to a whole world of culinary delight, new colors and shapes. This essential journey will explore a wide range of vegetables appropriate for New England gardens. Lawrence Davis-Hollander will cover a wide range of some of the most commonly grown vegetable types from lettuce to tomatoes to squash. While in some cases there are dozens of heirloom varieties available he'll give a few examples of some of the best and most easily available ones. Whether you've grown many kinds or none at all, Davis-Hollander's talk will give you an overview of the heirloom vegetable world . There will be plenty of time for Q and A, and he'll be happy to answer any of your vegetable garden questions
Davis-Hollander is founder and former Director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, author of Tomato: A Fresh-from-the vine Cookbook, garden writer for Grit, Heirloom Gardener and Yankee magazines, ethnobotanist and professional gardener. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register online or call 203-272-2245, ext. 4. This program is co-sponsored by the Cheshire Planning Department and the Cheshire Public Library and is funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.