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Gardening for the FIVE SENSES

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fairfield County Ext-Bethel

Classroom Hours: 2 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Fairfield County Extension Center Instructor: Tovah Martin FEE: $50.00 Non‐Master Gardener $40.00 Master Gardener 1:00 – 3:00 PM DEADLINE: April 7, 2015 Rather than gardening one‐dimensionally, why not engage all your senses? This lecture helps you per‐ ceive all the stimuli in the garden by putting all your senses on alert. It’s fitness training for the senses. With sight, we talk about how colors change with light through the day while discussing how color combines and is balanced by our eyes. We explore floral scents (good and bad), but also coach your nose on how to explore the garden to the max. Touch delves into the textures of the garden, but also discusses how to select tools to avoid injuries. When we tackle taste, seed saving and heirloom vege‐ tables are the savory subject. After this lecture, gardening will never be the same. Tovah Martin gets her hands dirty both outside and indoors. She is a perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardener and is accredited with NOFA as an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Beyond the garden outdoors, Tovah’s areas of specialty also include decades of experience with tropicals (especially begonias) in windowsills, greenhouses, and otherwise. Her passion for gardening inside her home led to her most recent books, The Unexpected Houseplant (Timber Press, 2012) and The New Ter‐ rarium (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2009). These newest publications are added to more than a dozen titles that Tovah has authored including Tasha Tudor’s Garden (Houghton Mifflin, 1994). Tovah has written articles for many publications, including Country Gardens, Traditional Home, Cottage Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, Horticulture, Coastal Living, This Old House Magazine, and The Litch‐ field County Times. In other media, Tovah has ventured into web content writing. She has appeared on many television broadcasts including the PBS television gardening series “Cultivating Life,” where she served as editorial producer.


Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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