We’re happy to partner with the Clarke County Library to present a Free Garden Talks Series – Sustainability in the Garden – at Barns of Rose Hill in 2018. This series is sponsored by Sustainability Matters.
Like teenagers, plants, particularly edible ones, hold strong opinions about their friends and enemies. Companion planting is the art of combining plants so they’ll thrive, enriching each other’s soil and repelling each other’s pests. We’ll discuss specific combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as other edibles like berries and their friends. We’ll also cover the issue of juglone, the toxic compound emitted by walnut trees, and what can be safely planted nearby.
Speaker bio: Sari Carp is an escapee from academia, having taught and researched at business schools throughout the world. In 2014, she settled in the Shenandoah Valley, where she is renovating a farmhouse, caring for rescue animals, experimenting with wild garden projects, and figuring out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She gives frequent talks on gardening related topics, consults on historic garden design and writes regular garden articles for publications including The Winchester Star, Shenandoah Living and Cooperative Living.