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Art of Growing Food

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:30am to Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 12:00pm


If you have been considering renovating your kitchen garden, or eager to start growing a food garden that is both beautiful and productive, this class is for you. Join Ellen Ecker Ogden to learn her six steps to successful kitchen garden design. In this class you will learn how to organize, and simplify your efforts. Starting with an overview of how a kitchen garden can be more than simply a place to grow food, you will begin with a design on paper, learn about garden beds and paths, and select the right plants for the best flavor and productivity. This is a live Zoom class, taught on a virtual platform for optimal sharing of ideas with other students. Templates are provided from Ellen’s  books (The Complete Kitchen Garden and The New Heirloom Garden, both for sale in the BBG shop) to help you formulate a working plan that fits your own landscape. Each class presents a step-by-step method to simplify and add beauty.

Ellen Ecker Ogden is an award-winning kitchen garden designer who lives in Vermont. She is the author of The Complete Kitchen Garden, The Vermont Cheese Book, The Vermont Country Store Cookbook and upcoming The New Heirloom Garden. Her articles and kitchen garden designs have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens and Eating Well, among others. Her lectures teach kitchen garden design for cooks who love to garden, sharing tips on what to grow for flavor and charm. Visit her website at:

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