Our speaker, Rori Klick of the Horticultural Dept of CLC, grew up on a sheep farm in Scotland. She got an education in landscape design and worked as a landscape artist, but felt it was not satisfying her soul. So, she was invited to head up a dept for urban greening for the inner city for Advocates for Urban Agriculture. This was a better fit for her inclinations. She had been asked to take her talk to us on vegetable gardening to the "next level", so, she spoke about sustainable gardening, the need for biodiversity, ecosystems and plant communities and using vegetables as part of your landscape. Many plants and vegetables can be used as vines, shrub layers, and even fungal layers. She also mentioned about the loss of so many pollinators, ie honey and bumble bees. One out of each three bites we take of our food are directly effected by pollinators. Something to keep in mind.
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