The July Master Gardener meeting was a tasty success – a wonderful, informative speaker on our favorite topic – food! …Well, to be more precise, the topic was about how to incorporate food plants into our landscapes. Cheryl Beesley, a master gardener, horticulturalist, and landscape designer with an emphasis on edible landscapes was gracious, entertaining and educational.
Before the meeting and her talk, we gathered to graze in Raincatcher’s own edible landscape. Culinary creations from our own fruits, vegetables and herbs were offered and gobbled up.
Our culinary team showing off our tasty treats!
Through the garden gate – a glimpse of the landscape.
Starla with a photo-retrospective of our journey from old playground to new edible landscape.
Our guests enjoying the tasting; that’s the hugelkultur in the foreground.
Three of our planting scenes: our southern border lined with okra, our ‘rock garden’ with herbs, and the transformed swingset, now home to peppers and cucumbers.
Abbe sharing the chilled tomato-basil soup served in mini-tomato cups. Recipes coming!
Lisa with glazed lemon zucchini bread.
Lavender shortbread cookies – yum!
Passion fruit and tarragon truffles by Ana made with plants from our edible landscape.
Annette and Starla’s friend, Marsha Adams, enjoying a seat in the shade.
Cynthia Jones with our speaker, Cheryl Beesley and her husband, James.
Written by: The Edible Garden Team and Lisa Centala
Pictures by Starla Willis