Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Garden Club Meeting To Feature Tom Christopher Thursday

From Ona McLaughlin 860-349-8415

Noted gardening writer Tom Christopher will speak on Sustainable Gardening at an open meeting of the Middletown Garden Club, Thursday January 19, at 8:00 pm at the DeKoven House, Washington St and DeKoven Dr. The talk is free.

Tom Christopher has been reporting on gardening and environmental issues for more than twenty-five years, writing for a wide range of publications including the New York Times and Britain's Daily Telegraph, while serving as a columnist for magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and House & Garden. He is the author of Water-Wise Gardening, a guide to new styles of gardening emerging from the need to conserve this resource. He will have available copies of his latest book The Artful Garden and The New American Landscape:Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening, a book he edited.

A graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, he contributes a blog about sustainable gardening, "Green Perspectives" to the botanical garden's website.

A Middletown resident, Tom’s backyard has always been his laboratory. He has installed a geothermal heating system for his house, and a cold frame to produce salad crops right through the New England winter. His landscaping includes low-input, high-yield species of flowers, shrubs, and trees.

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