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Meeting January 20, 2022

Please note this is a Zoom Meeting, 7:00 PM

The Heirloom Gardener”, John Forti

Modern Life is a cornucopia of technological wonders. But are we losing the tangible bond with the natural world that was enjoyed by previous generations? John Forti, author of The Heirloom Gardener, offers a garden historian’s pathway to remembering the joys and lessons that pre-industrial technologies and heirloom garden crafts can offer if we choose to adapt them to foster a more sustainable future. John offers a uniquely curated blend of history, horticulture, environmentalism, poetry, art, kitchen and garden craft.

John Forti is a garden historian, horticulturist, and ethnobotanist who has directed gardens for Plimoth Plantation Museum, Strawberry Banke Museum, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Bedrock Gardens. He also serves as a regional Slow Food Governor and biodiversity specialist for Slow Food USA. He has won numerous awards for historic garden preservation and children’s garden design, and he received the 2020 Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs, the largest nonprofit volunteer gardening organization in the world. He lectures nationally, and he reaches millions globally from his Facebook page The Heirloom Gardener – John Forti. Follow him at He gardens and lives along the banks of the Piscataqua River in Maine.