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Landscape to Table: Edibles Presentation and Garden Tour
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Landscape to Table: Edibles Presentation and Garden Tour

Join us for a discussion on edibles in the landscape and a garden tour!

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
2:00 PM
Where: Highland Park Library
1974 Ford Pkwy
St. Paul, Minnesota  55116
United States
Contact: 6516334987

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Cost   Member:  $59 (Save when you register early - Only $39 when you register by July 6)

           Non-Member:  $89 (Save when you register early - Only $69 when you register by July 6)

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2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:  "Landscape to Table" Presentation
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM:  Garden Tour

This presentation will take place in the Highland Community Room at the Highland Park Library. Please arrive to pick up your name badge by 1:50 PM. The talk will begin at 2:00 PM. After the presentation, attendees will drive a short distance to the site of the garden tour.
Free parking will be available at both locations. Water/soda and light snack will be provided. 
All attendees are encouraged to "come as you are" directly from work.

"Landscape to Table" Presentation

Everyone by now has heard of the 'Farm to Table' movement that is being embraced by chefs and eaters alike. As members of the green industry, we have all the resources to launch the 'Landscape to Table' movement. As lot sizes shrink and the millennial generation is buying homes, designs that utilize stacking functions of plants are going to become in high demand.  What better stacking function than to be able to eat right from your landscape!  Imagine asparagus blowing in the fall breeze, letting strawberries be a ground cover, blueberry hedges, the options are endless.

This presentation by Byron Emmons, Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens, will be an introduction to how to design, install, maintain and harvest edibles in our landscapes. Please bring your questions and ideas. 

Byron Emmons is currently the Account Manager for Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens. He is an MNLA Certified Professional and holds a degree in Ecopsychology. He has farmed in the Sacramento Valley of California, managed outdoor services for a resort at 8,600 ft above sea level in Colorado, and worked for multiple orchards in Wisconsin and Minnesota. His passion for edibles stems from believing that food is the most intimate connection with the Earth. They are the literal calories that keep us alive!  Working at Heidi's has taught him how to incorporate the vast diversity of edible plants into the formal designs of ornamental gardens and containers.  


Garden Tour

Following the presentation, Suzanne Gappa, MNLA-CP, will treat us to a tour of the gardens she has designed at her Highland Park home. Highlights of the tour will include:

  • Edible garden that includes around 120 sf of kitchen veggies 
  • Fruit trees - including five espalier apple, three dwarf cherry, a plum and an espalier peach 
  • Black currant, raspberries, blueberries, lingonberries, and strawberries (some used as ornamentals and groundcovers) 
  • A border bed of culinary herbs 
  • Hazelnut shrubs (now bearing) used as a privacy hedge 
  • Specimen conifer garden
  • Large rhododendron plantings (30+ Anna H. Hall)
  • Ornamental trees including redbud, showy mountain ash, several Japanese maples
  • Birch grove with shade garden including a mix of natives and specimen hosta
  • Lots of things “in progress” (including an under-construction garden shed in the edible garden area) - it’s a landscape that’s always changing!


MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all MNLA education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.



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