CAMDEN — The final presentation of Camden Garden Club’s 2020 Winter Horticulture Series takes place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Camden Public Library. James Beard award-winning author and lecturer Sandy Oliver’s talk is entitled “Annual Vegetable Miracle – Garden to Table.”
Oliver is a Maine food writer, gardener and cook best known for her work as a freelance food writer with the column Taste Buds that appears each weekend in the Bangor Daily News. Her writing appears in regional publications including the Working Waterfront published by the Island Institute, as well as in Maine Homes, Boats and Harbors, and Down East Magazine. She has authored several books of food history, plus Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Downeast Kitchens collected from her BDN column published by DownEast Books. Most recently she compiled Cooking Maine Style for DownEast from two cookbooks written by Marjorie Standish.
Working as a food historian since 1971, she authored Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Foods at Sea and Ashore in the 19th Century published in 1995; The Food of Colonial and Federal America published in 2005, and Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie co-authored with Kathleen Curtin.
Oliver lives on Islesboro, an island in Penobscot Bay where she gardens, preserves, cooks and teaches sustainable lifeways.
Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. The weekly Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website camdengardenclub.org. or email them at email@example.com.