Thursday, February 11, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Design an Edible Native Plant Garden

Instructor Kristin DeSouza leads a class on Thursday, February 11, from 9:30 – 11:30 am, on Designing an Edible Native Plant Garden (co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society).  There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world, yet fewer than 20 species now provide over 90% of our food.  What are our native edibles and how can we utilize them in the garden?  Have you ever eaten a pawpaw fruit or sauteed oyster mushrooms freshly picked from your garden for your evening’s dinner?  Horticulturalist Kristin DeSouza will illustrate the design and installation process of the new edible native plant garden at Garden in the Woods.  She will weave together historical plant uses, design approaches, horticultural techniques, and culinary applications.  A sampling of native plant edibles will be available as well.  Directions will be sent to registrants ($25 NEWFS members, $29 non members).  Log on to for more information.