Events and Programs

Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping


Are you interested in learning what is edible right in your garden?  Come attend a presentation featuring the variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New England for bountiful harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. John Root, a naturalist and landscaper, will talk about how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of cultivation.  Nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well.  Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation, and handouts with a list of edible perennial plant species, resources for further study, and recommended plant nurseries are distributed at the conclusion of the program.  More information can be found on

This event is sponsored by the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council and the Whitcomb House Trust.