The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, April 16, with gardening writer and avid “farmdener” (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) Lee Reich. He will present a lecture titled “Luscious Landscaping with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs and Vines” at 10 a.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. Reich will discuss ways to beautify yards and to put local, healthy and flavorful food on the table.
Reich holds graduate degrees in soil science and horticulture. After working in plant and soil research with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University, he turned to writing, lecturing and consulting.
His published books include A Northeast Gardener’s Year, The Pruning Book, and Landscaping With Fruit. He writes regularly for a number of gardening magazines and his syndicated gardening column for Associated Press appears biweekly from coast to coast.
Reich’s farmden in New Paltz, N.Y., which he defines as more than a garden and less than a farm, has been featured in publications such as the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living. It has also won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening.
Parking is available near the building. All Arboretum events are free and open to the public and everyone interested in gardens and landscapes is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.