If you are interested in Sustainability and Local Food and live near Frederick County (Maryland), write down June 22nd, 23rd and 29th from 5-6:30 pm on your calendar.
These are the dates of the tours Michael Judd from Ecologia Design will be giving of his wonderful Homestead near Frederick. His beautifully designed Gardens, require no weeding and almost no watering.
He is interested in re-introducing fruit trees and bushes that thrive in this climate, as well as introducing new edibles like the Hardy Kiwi. You can grow Kiwi in Maryland or Virginia? Who knew?
During the tours, you will learn about creating Food Forests, Herb Spirals, Raised Bed Gardens, Rainwater Harvesting Gardens and how to grow Gourmet Mushrooms among much, much more.
Michael Judd is a dynamic speaker and is doing really great work. (He designed all the gardens at Volt). He learned a tremendous amount working with indigenous farmers in Central America. His book will be coming out soon...I can't wait.
Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will go to Project Bona Fide, a program Judd started in Nicaragua.
I have written about Ecologia Design before in this post and this one.