Backyard: Fruit for Small Gardens
Gardens are smaller these days, but—as Europeans have known for centuries—a small garden is no impediment to fruit growing. Lowbush blueberries, currants, gooseberries, and super dwarf apples are among the fruits that visually and proportionally fit well into small gardens. This lecture will present the fruits and growing techniques needed to reap delectable rewards from spaces as small as a balcony to as "large" as a small suburban yard.
Lee Reich, PhD is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) who turned from plant and soil research with the USDA and Cornell University to writing, lecturing and consulting. He has authored a number of gardening books and writes regularly for Associated Press and publications such as Fine Gardening and The American Gardener. His garden has been featured in such publications as The New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, and has won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening magazines, and has been included in “Open Days” tours of the Garden Conservancy.