The New Heirloom Garden | 55-minute lecture
What’s old is new again. Heirloom gardens bring together the best flavor, fragrance, and old-fashioned charm to your landscape. In this lecture, based on my new book, The New Heirloom Garden, you will learn my six steps to kitchen garden design, be inspired to grow heirloom varieties, and discover how easy it is to become a seed saver. This lecture will change the way you think about your vegetable garden, with an eye toward beauty, and creating a structure that turns work into play. Read More…
The Art of Growing Food | 55-minute lecture
Whether renovating an existing garden or revitalizing your landscape with something new, a true kitchen garden will open your senses to become more than a place to grow food. In this lecture, based on my first book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, you will discover how to design an edible garden with an eye toward beauty, productivity, and sanctuary. Be inspired to transform an ordinary vegetable garden into an extraordinary with European-inspired kitchen garden techniques. This lecture takes gardeners step by step. Read More…
As a professional garden speaker, I have presented at hundreds of garden clubs, horticultural events, and master gardener symposiums since 2003. At the heart of all of my books, classes and lectures are artful kitchen garden designs for cooks who love to garden.
For lecture fees, 2022. Ellen Ogden. Lecture topics
“Engaging, Inspiring, Delightful! After listening to Ellen’s wonderful presentation on growing beautiful food, so many of us are inspired to create kitchen gardens of our own or add elements to our existing gardens. Really enjoyed this presentation and ready to get digging in the dirt!” –L. Strong, North Shore Garden Club.
“Ellen is a marvelous speaker–warm, engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate. She brought us new and inspiring ideas for growing vegetables, and a great book as well. Ellen was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend having her for your event!” –S. Bolle, Master Gardeners Symposium of Oakland County.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Ellen at the Redwood Library in Newport, RI. Her presentation was full of inspiring themes for edible gardens delivered with wisdom, humor, and passion. I can’t wait to play in my garden. I left brimming with fresh ideas.”–P. Bailey, Newport Garden Club.