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Join NOFA/RI on Sunday, December 3rd for this special event with two nationally known experts sharing experience, techniques, and humor in backyard and small farm growing at Hope & Main (691 Main Street, Warren, RI).
Roger Swain, always informative and entertaining, will impart practical advice for backyard and small farms in the larger context of how gardening sustains us, personally and collectively. With wit and wisdom, Roger both inspires and educates. Roger, who holds a doctorate from Harvard University, is known to millions from his years of hosting the popular PBS show “The Victory Garden,” and is easily recognized by his trademark red suspenders. He is the author of five books: Earthly Pleasures, Field Days, The Practical Gardener, Saving Graces, and Groundwork.
Lee Reich, PhD. will discuss growing methods and marketing potential for fruit varieties not well known but rich in flavor and good for organic and pesticide-free growing, as well as present best practices for no-till techniques. Lee is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer). His books include A Northeast Gardener’s Year, The Pruning Book, Weedless Gardening, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Landscaping With Fruit, and Grow Fruit Naturally. Books will be available for purchase at the event.