Date: January 13, 2015
Time: Please arrive at 8:30am for registration (Lobby D). The program will begin at 9:00am and will conclude about 3:00pm.
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
9:00 -10:30: Edible Landscaping—The New American Garden, Rosalind Creasy
In this session, Rosalind Creasy, a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, will discuss the whys and hows of designing a beautiful landscape with edible plants. Among the topics she will cover is an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, the positive effects of edibles on the environment, an overview of the wide variety of individual edible landscapes, styles as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.
10:45am-11:45am: Containing Edibles, Emily Tepe
Whether it’s a tiny balcony or a large landscape, growing edibles in containers is a great way to add productivity and visual interest to a garden space. In this session we will take a look at which edibles are best-suited to containers, and how to mix edibles and ornamentals to create show-stopping containers that are beautiful, bountiful, and easy to maintain.
12:30pm-1:30pm: 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Edibles, Rosalind Creasy
Plant breeders know much about edible plants that seldom reaches the home gardener. Did you know that cilantro is a short day plant that needs cool weather? That’s why it always goes to flower when you plant it in spring when the days are getting longer - instead plant it in the fall. Or, For the best flavor and nutrition choose tomato varieties that have many leaves per fruit. Join Rosalind and learn much more about growing your edibles successfully.
1:45pm-3:00pm: Edibles Panel: Top Fruit and Vegetable Trends
We will complete the day with a panel of edibles experts discussing the hottest trends in fruit and vegetables, with time for a question and answer at the end of the session.
Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, and landscape designer with a passion for beautiful vegetables and fruits and a conviction that gardening should be an ecologically positive endeavor. Her first book, the award- winning, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, helped popularize the term “Edible Landscaping,” now a part of the American vocabulary. It was followed in 1988 by Cooking From The Garden, which introduced the American public to heirloom tomatoes, mesclun salads, and edible flowers. Rosalind has written 18 books on gardening and cooking; her newest is Edible Landscaping; published in 2010 and now in its 5th printing. Her recent projects are designing an edible landscape for the Adobe Corporation’s headquarters and as part of a landscaping team designing the 80 acres at the Seed Savers Exchange’s main campus in Iowa.
As a University of Minnesota fruit researcher and a former exhibit designer and mural artist, Emily Tepe looks at the world with both practical and creative eyes. This unique blend of experience helped spark her interest in edible landscaping. In 2009, she established an edible landscape demonstration garden on the U of M’s St. Paul campus, which now gives students the opportunity to try their hand at this creative and functional style of garden design. Her book, The Edible Landscape (Voyageur Press, 2013), inspires readers to incorporate fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers into their home landscapes. Emily currently splits her time between Minnesota and Wyoming, where she helps manage a historic ranch in Grand Teton National Park.
Morning coffee and lunch are included with your registration.
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