‘Extreme Salad Man’ Stephen Barstow, author of Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates and blogger at edimentals.com, has devoted almost 40 years to trialing 6,000 vegetables from around the world.
Barstow will tell the story of how moving to Norway from the UK in 1981, to work as an oceanographer, and as a young vegetarian and naturalist, lead to him developing a forest garden and one of the largest collections of edible plants anywhere. He then leads us on an inspiring global adventure, introducing a selection of his top climate-friendly and nutritious perennial vegetables, many of which also double as ornamentals (he invented the term “edimentals” for these plants), and are also great pollinator plants.
This free event is held in Day Hall.
This event is free and no reservations are required. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation.