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Introduction to Kitchen Garden Design

April 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesdays, April 5 & 12, 3-5:30 p.m.

In this two-part online class, we will introduce, review, and practice the art of kitchen garden design. Kitchen garden designer, grower, and author, Ellen Ecker-Ogden, will feature a number of different designs and concepts to inspire you, then explain cultural considerations, artful elements, and plant selection. Ellen will guide students through the process of designing their own kitchen garden and offer time to practice between sessions. Students are responsible for their own design supplies: 11×17 graph paper, trace paper, drafting pencils and eraser, engineer drafting scale (ruler), landscape template, colored pencils, and drafting dots. While this class is a part of our adult education offerings, it is open to advanced younger students, ages 14 and older.

Ellen Ecker Ogden is the author of six books on kitchen garden design and often presents at botanical gardens, garden clubs, and national symposiums. She is a freelance writer and authors a blog at ellenogden.com. Ellen’s career as a gardener, designer, and garden writer includes features in national publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Horticulture Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and PBS’s Victory Garden. A Vermont resident, Ellen knows first-hand the challenges and benefits of growing in New England.   



April 5, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$40 – $48
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Ellen Ecker Ogden