A nationally recognized garden historian, ethnobotanist and heirloom specialist, John Forti blows the dust off time-honored yet underused garden remedies, artisanal foods, and horticultural practices. He enthusiastically helps audience members apply tried and true methods to their modern lifestyles. John teaches with a unique sense of place and historical world-view, which has joyfully engaged audiences with centuries of lifestyle choices, as well as a view to a more sustainable future.Â As Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke, John has brought international recognition to the living history museum by creating an award-winning Victorian Childrenâ€™s Garden and Hothouse exhibit, Community Garden and Seed-to-Table Programs, a popular daily garden tour program, and a Slow Food Convivium, Slow Food Seacoast. Under Johnâ€™s leadership, Strawbery Banke has earned recognition as one of the â€œTop Ten Favorite Public Gardensâ€ in People, Places and Plants polls.
Join members of The Garden Club of the Back Bay on Monday, April 8 at 2 pm at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, to hear John speak on Four Centuries of New England Garden History, followed by tea.Â $15 for GCBB and College Club members, $20 for non-members.Â To rsvp, email email@example.com (GCBB members will receive written notification in the mail.)