This past weekend I attended a workshop on designing an edible landscape with Ben Caesar, a knowledgeable permaculturist who shared his enthusiasm, resources including tools to our group of a dozen or so folks. He introduced us to a whole new world of perennial possibilities.
The workshop far exceeded my expectations: I appreciated the flow, the variety of activities, the information, the tastings and the potluck. What a terrific day!
Ben holds these workshops several times a year and also hosts garden tours. If you happen to be driving through the lovely Beaver Valley, and want to stop for a few minutes to tour the gardens on this lovely sloping hillside, if you are interested in plants that are not only beneficial and beautiful, but also edible, I'd encourage you to stop in. After the workshop, I stopped in at the nursery, picked up some plants for my own garden , and noticed you could even purchase a "salad sandwich" with some fun new edibles you have probably never heard of for 25 cents! The workshop (4 hours) was only 35$ and if you spend 100$ or more in plants, the workshop is free. Amazing ... and generous!