Nan Sterman has returned to speak for our garden club. She will tell us not everyone has room for an entire garden, but everyone has room for a container garden. Container gardens are just like gardens in the ground, just smaller.
They have exactly the same requirements – light, water, and soil. In this demonstration, Nan discusses the best uses for different types of containers and how to match plants to pots and pots to plants. She’ll demonstrate container-planting methods, how to combine plants, how to find the right spot for container gardens, and so on. She’ll share some of her best tips for making container gardens instant successes. And the containers she creates will be raffled off!
Nan’s love affair with plants and growing things started when she was a small child. She tried to hide it the way people hide things they don’t understand about themselves, but it wouldn’t stay hidden, especially once Nan was in college and stumbled (literally) on Duke University’s botany department. There, the California native let her love of plants out of the closet.
Through the 1970s and 1980s, Nan was involved in the Back-to-the-Land movement, the precursor to today’s sustainability movement. In summers, she worked with organizations focused on food justice, environmentalism, organic practices, and the like. One of those places was a demonstration house in Berkeley California that put Nan in charge of vegetable gardens, chickens, rabbits, and compost. She’s grown vegetables and composted every place she’s lived since.
Members - $15; Guests - $20