Monday, April 8, 2:00 pm – Four Centuries of New England Garden History


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.  As Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke, John has brought international recognition to the living history museum by creating an award-winning Victorian Children’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 John’s leadership, Strawbery Banke has earned recognition as one of the “Top Ten Favorite Public Gardens” 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.  $15 for GCBB and College Club members, $20 for non-members.  To rsvp, email info@gardenclubbackbay.org (GCBB members will receive written notification in the mail.)