Approximate running time: 3 hours
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790
Charlie Nardozzi, host of the "Connecticut Garden Journal" on WNPR, and former host of PBS’s Garden Smart presents a talk on his book Foodscaping: Practical and Innovative Ways to Create an Edible Landscape. Light refreshments offered and books will be available for purchase and signing.Foodscaping is just what it sounds like — a combination of landscaping and food. While "edible" and "ornamental" aren't always synonymous, they can be combined, with the right plants, placement, and advice from author and edible gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi. Charlie's ideas allow you to add food plants wherever you like. Incorporating food-bearing plants as hedgerows and barriers or in small spaces, containers, window boxes and many more ideas allow you to expand the types of plants you can use and even extend your growing season!
For example, blueberry bushes provide not just fruit, but also wonderful fall color. Arbors and pergolas are perfect supports for edible plants and even simplify harvest. Squash and cabbage have attractive, interesting leaf textures, so they can be a part of the ornamental garden.
Foodscaping also goes beyond mere plant selection. The basics of gardening, planting, pruning, dealing with pests, watering, feeding, and harvesting are all covered in detail, ensuring your success in creating a beautiful, edible landscape for your home.