We’re happy to partner with the Clarke County Library to present a Free Garden Talks Series – Sustainability in the Garden: Edibles – at Barns of Rose Hill in 2018. This series is sponsored by Sustainability Matters.
Imagine gathering fresh fruit from your own backyard for pies, preserves, or to put on your morning cereal. Planting strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and other types of berries is a manageable way to raise your own delicious and nutritious fruit. This Garden Talk is timed perfectly for early Spring so you can begin preparing your own berry patch to enjoy for years to come.
Speaker bio: Elaine Specht is a member of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and has a Horticulture Certificate from North Carolina State University. Together with her husband, Elaine maintains vegetable gardens, a substantial berry patch, and several fruit trees, as well as perennial, annual, and native plant beds and other landscaping surrounding their home. She loves the thrill of entering flowers in the Shenandoah County Fair, but above all, enjoys sharing what she grows, either as divided plants, bulbs, seeds, or preserved food from the garden. During her “day job,” Elaine is a communication consultant serving federal government clients.