Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event: Growing an Edible Garden Oasis (5/13/13)


Paradise Lot: Growing an Edible Garden Oasis - a talk by Jonathan Bates
Monday May 13, 6pm
Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, Borg Warner Room

Jonathan Bates, contributing author of "Paradise Lot: Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis," speaks about his 10-year-old edible forest garden in Holyoke, MA.

By using the principles of permaculture design, Jonathan and co-author Eric Toensmeier created a thriving edible ecosystem from a blighted dead landscape. Enjoy learning about our delicious uncommon fruit and perennial vegetables, a year-round food bioshelter greenhouse, raising micro-livestock like black soldier flies and aquaponic fish, using microclimates for growing figs and kiwis, starting a successful backyard plant nursery (, and enjoying the cornucopia with friends and family. Jonathan will present his challenge-to-opportunity story through vibrant pictures and enlightening discussion. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (
Ithaca Children's Garden (
Cornell Garden-based Learning (
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (
Home Green Home (

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