Monday, February 25, 2013

What’s New in the World of Vegetables?: March Program with Alice Doyle

'Glacier' an heirloom tomato
offered by Log House Plants
What's new in the world of vegetables?

Almost everything!

Today's spectacular grafted vegetables take this formerly ho-hum topic to a new high of visual and culinary excitement. Indeed, the whole field is exploding with heritage and brand new varieties, new flavors, new colors, fascinating taste experiences, and new techniques for grafting and growing super vegetables.

On March 5, the Garden Club will host Alice Doyle co-founder of Log House Plants, a wholesale nursery just east of Cottage Grove. In 2010 Log House was the first grower in the United States to offer grafted vegetables to the home gardeners through their retail accounts in the northwest and nationally through Territorial Seed and Garden Life radio.

'Berkeley Tie Dye Pink' a
Wild Boar Farms hybrid offered
by Log House Plants.
Alice's talk will take us beyond the potager to edible beds of beauty, bursting with gorgeous, hardworking vegetables that don't quit even when the weather won't cooperate. She'll also introduce unsung hero "artisan hybridizers" to contrast with hidden dangers that threaten seed crops and human health as well as wild flora and fauna. This fascinating look at the challenges and treasures of tomorrow's table will change the way you think about growing veggies!

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. The Garden Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church on the corners of Adams and 3rd. 6:00 pm is our business meeting, with Alice’s presentation at 7:00. Please feel free to come on in!