Coming Attractions, summer/fall

July 12 – 15, Rockland Maine : Maine Gardens, Nature and Design –

A celebration of Maine gardens, gardening, gardens in art, landscape design, flower-arranging, talks, photo-workshops, a garden fair and more (much more). Assorted large names including Patrick Chasse, Page Dickey, Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Tovah Martin. I’ll be talking about “ The Writer in the Garden” on Saturday morning. Schedule and ticket details here.

August 23 – 26, Moodus, Connecticut: 2007 Clark Rogerson Foray
( not me, Bill, but he doesn’t have a website)

The Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association’s annual big foray. Three days of walking around in beautiful parks, looking for and collecting mushrooms. Three evenings of learning what those mushrooms are – and eating the ones that are safe and delicious. Full description and reservation form here. Schedule still being set up, but we know Bill Bakaitis will be giving a talk on boletes (porcini are probably the best-known boletes, in case you were wondering).

September 14 – 16, Camden, Maine: Maine Fare

The second annual food-lovers’ extravaganza , showcasing Maine’s incredible bounty and unique culinary identity : tastings, seminars, cooking classes and demonstrations, a marketplace filled with local products and a gala opening benefit for The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, a powerhouse of support for sustainable agriculture (among their many services, an incredibly useful website). is still under re-construction but you can get a taste of it here. Schedule also under construction so all I know at this point is that I’ll be talking – and cooking! – on the subject of “Putting Food By – the key to eating well locally when the locale has a long hard winter.”

October 11, Bangor Maine: The Maine Herb Society

Illustrated talk , probably about herbs (although you never know). Details coming presently.

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