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Bonfils Stanton Lecture Series - 2014

2014 BONFILS-STANTON LECTURE SERIES

Celebration of the Seasons: An Unexpected Performance

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”

— Charles Dickens

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants, this year's series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.

 

Join us for interactive and interesting lectures that feature a variety of speakers sure to open your eyes and your hearts to the rich variety of each season’s unique offerings. Starting with spring and moving through winter, topics will include the allure and application of plant foliage varieties to spice up your landscape, using your garden’s bounty to fill your pantry with culinary delights sure to impress everyone at your table, and successfully extending your growing season with tips from one of gardening’s beloved experts.

 

This Series includes all 4 lectures in the 2014 Bonfils Stanton Lecture Series, which also includes all pre lecture tastings. (does not include tours or workshop)

 

$50 member, $70 non-member

 

Lecture - Nothing is Impossible - The Winter Harvest Handbook

Eliot Coleman

 

Celebrated farming expert, Eliot Coleman, helped start the organic food movement with “The New Organic Grower” published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season. Coleman will share his innovative and highly successfully methods to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Discover how to grow produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

 

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices and even marketing methods. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it can't be done.

 

Eliot Coleman has been involved in organic farming since 1966. He has experience in field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of livestock and range poultry. He is the author of “The New Organic Grower” (Chelsea Green, rev. 1995), “Four Season Harvest” (Chelsea Green, rev. 1999), and “The Winter Harvest Handbook” (Chelsea Green, 2009). As a commercial market gardener, director of agricultural research projects and teacher and lecturer on organic farming, he has studied and practiced all aspects of the craft. Coleman presently owns and operates Four Season Farm, a year-round market garden in Harborside, Maine.

 

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)

Menu - Potatoes, yams, root vegetables, beans, hearty greens, honey, hearty herbs all will come together to show the bounty that is still available to us to share the glorious tastes that is Colorado in the winter.

7 p.m. Program and lecture

8:30 p.m. Book signing by author

 

All lecture programs: $20 member, $25 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

* ticket price includes entry into the outdoor exhibition.

 

Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15, please click on reciprocal member price, no idenification required.

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”

— Charles Dickens

 

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants, this year's series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.

 

 

 

Workshop - Building your own Greenhouse

With Eliot Coleman

 

Coleman will detail the best ways he has found to build a greenhouse. This workshop will be a virtual tour of Coleman’s techniques and will give the basics on how to build a 14’ x 16’ greenhouse system from scratch.

 

$39, $34 members

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