Mar 14th, 7:30pm – Kris Dimnik, Kitchen gardens from Asparagus to Pineapples

Kris Dimnik studied landscape horticulture in Vancouver then moved to Ontario to learn how to farm. She has grown organic vegetables and fruits on a commercial scale for 8 years, including; running her own farm business near Guelph, as the farm lead on a 40 acre certified organic fruit and vegetable operation in the Okanagan and as head gardener at Bellevue House National Historic Site in Kingston Ontario.

Most of Kris’ travels are garden and plant related. In the summer of 2014 she visited 9 gardens in 8 days, 5 of which were restored walled kitchen gardens, as she made her way from London to Edinburgh by train.

A kitchen garden provides a household with fruits, vegetables and herbs. Between 1800 and 1939, walled kitchen gardens used incredible Victorian technology to supply a household with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs all year round.

See you at The Marshland Centre. Free admission and please Bring a Friend! It’s the Society’s “Bring a Friend” night!

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