Topic - "The New Victory Garden"
Hartland Garden Club Presents
Roger Swain at Damon Hall
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4PM
Roger Swain, “the man with the red suspenders”, is recognized by millions as host of The Victory Garden, television’s longest-running gardening show. For fifteen years Roger planted and pruned, harvested and chatted with PBS viewers across the country. More recently, he co-hosted People, Places and Plants on HGTV, a show which celebrates New England gardens and gardeners, and features Roger’s commentary, “Food for Thought.” A five disc DVD set of People, Places and Plants is now available, all 46 episodes.
Biologist, gardener, writer and storyteller, Roger Swain was born and raised outside Boston Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College, and went on to earn a Ph.D. , studying the behavior in ants in tropical rain forests, before becoming Science Editor of Horticulture magazine. Since 1978 readers have been enjoying Roger’s essays and articles in that magazine, as well as his five books: Earthly Pleasures, Field Days, The Practical Gardener, Saving Graces, and Groundwork. When he is not editing, writing, filming, or meeting with gardeners across the country, Roger can be found at work in the orchard and gardens of his New Hampshire farm.
co-sponsored by Woodstock Garden Club and Cornish Garden Club