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PIONEERING GARDENING TECHNIQUES: WHY HEIRLOOM GARDENS STILL WORK TODAY

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street March Lecture - Mary Ann Newcomer

Willa Cather's novels, My Antonia, Death Comes to the Archbishop and O'Pioneers, make reference to the gardens of American settlers and homesteaders. These brave people grew gardens for food and beauty with nary a drop of pressurized irrigation water and without the aid of the combustion engine. It's now 2011 and heirloom gardens are hotter than ever. This enlightening program will look at what kinds of gardening techniques and principles still work in today's gardens, and why.

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