NGF19 Presenter: Barbara Damrosch

Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant.
— Barbara Damrosch
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We are thrilled to welcome Barbara Damrosch to this year’s Festival! Joining us for a talk and luncheon on Wednesday, July 17th, Barbara has crafted a menu featuring some of her favorite in-season recipes for you to enjoy. Her lecture ‘Growing and Cooking the Year Round Harvest’ will focus on cooking your garden’s bounty.

About Barbara Damrosch:
Barbara Damrosch has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes, consults and lectures on gardening and is co-owner, with her husband Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine. From May 2003 to September 2017 she wrote a weekly column for The Washington Post called “A Cook’s Garden.”

She is the author of several books, The Garden Primer, Theme Gardens, and The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook, co-authored with Eliot, which won the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award in 2014. Her writing has also been published extensively in national magazines.

From 1979 to 1992 she operated her own firm, Barbara Damrosch Landscape Design, in Washington, Connecticut. Her projects since then have included display food gardens for The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York, and an award-winning kitchen garden she designed for Alitex Limited at the 2001 Chelsea Flower Show in London.

During the 1991 and 1992 seasons she appeared as a regular correspondent on the PBS series “The Victory Garden.” She co-hosted, with Eliot, the series “Gardening Naturally” for The Learning Channel, airing from 1993-2003.