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Week Nine: Brown Bag Lecture

How Native Plants Can Feed Us and Feed The Ecosystem
Speaker/Guide: Dan Jaffee
Propagator at New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, published photographer, botanist
Location: Smith Wilkes Hal

Learn how you can use native edible species with a focus for both our own use and for their value on the landscape from a greater ecological point of view.  Several native edible species will be identified that can be grown in less than traditional settings such as shady sites, abandoned fields, and urban settings.   You will learn tastes and preparation of the plants along with a variety of recipe ideas and also understand the wildlife value of the plants.


Dan Jaffe earned his degree in botany from the University of Maine, and an advanced certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from New England Wild Flower Society. Currently he is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods. Prior to his role as propagator Dan spent a year as Plant Sales Coordinator at the Garden after an internship in that same role. Rodale’s Organic Life magazine featured Dan as one of six next-generation stars of horticulture in the US.  Dan Jaffe’s photography has been used in numerous publications and he is currently writing his first book.

Earlier Event: August 22
Week Nine: Bird Talk and Walk
Later Event: August 22
Week Nine: Garden Walk