NGF19 Presenter: Eliot Coleman


With more than 50 years’ experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry, Eliot Coleman needs very little by means of introduction. 

Eliot will be giving a lecture entitled The New Organic Grower and also offering an intimate workshop - details to follow! A descendant of one of Nantucket’s founding families, we are quite honored to be welcoming him to this year’s Nantucket Garden Festival.

About Eliot Coleman:
Eliot Coleman is the author of The New Organic GrowerFour Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. He has written extensively on the subject of organic agriculture since 1975, including chapters in scientific books and the foreword to Keeping Food Fresh: Old World Techniques and Recipes by the gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivant.

He has conducted study tours of organic farms, market gardens, orchards and vineyards in Europe and has successfully combined European ideas with his own to develop and popularize a complete system of tools and equipment for organic vegetable growers. He shares that expertise through his lectures and writings, and has served as a tool consultant to a number of companies. He presently consults and designs tools for Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

With Barbara, he was the host of the TV series, Gardening Naturally, on The Learning Channel. He and Barbara presently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.