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Author Brie Author to give talk to Beatrix Farrand Society on foodscaping in Maine

Community Author: Kerri Sands
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BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society will present Brie Arthur 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Society’s Garland Farm, for a talk on foodscaping.

Focused on plants that thrive in Maine, Arthur will explain how to layer hardy perennials and natives in with favorite vegetables, and how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape increases biodiversity and adds purpose to everyday spaces. She will explain easy foodscaping strategies, including how to plant a bed edge to deter browsing mammals. This will be is a fast paced, informative presentation that leaves attendees inspired and ready to foodscape.

Grower, propagator, author and television correspondent, Arthur devotes her expertise to promoting the hobby of home gardening across America. Her debut book, “The Foodscape Revolution,” became a best seller and garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out-of-the-box gardening advice. Brie serves as an ambassador for Soil3 organic compost, appears as a correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World”, serves as vice president of Horticulture at the online retailer Gardenuity, serves as vice president of the International Plant Propagators Society, and is on the North Carolina Botanic Garden executive board. Brie was honored as the first recipient of the The American Horticultural Society’s Emerging Horticultural Professional Award for her efforts in connecting a new generation to the art of growing. Her second book, “Gardening with Grains,” published by St Lynn’s Press, will be available in fall 2019.

Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Students attend for free. Pre-registration required; contact programs@beatrixfarrandsociety.org. Visit beatrixfarrandsociety.org for directions and more information.

The Beatrix Farrand Society is a nonprofit organization founded to foster the art and science of horticulture and landscape design, with emphasis on the life and work of Beatrix Farrand.