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Four Seasons Books to host expert and author

By Staff | May 30, 2014

Michael Judd, who created Ecologia, Edible & Ecological Designs, has designed edible landscapes for individuals such as Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio and others. He has put his experience and expertise in a new book. Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist, a how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, is full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. Judd will be speaking about his book at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown on June 5. Located at 116 W. German Street, Four Seasons will be hosting Judd starting at 7 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.

Ever wanted to have your yard and eat it, too? Join author and edible landscape designer Michael Judd in an exploration of combining form, function and production in your yard. Judd will lead a virtual tour through edible landscapes designed and created in the D.C. Metro area while unearthing the ABCs of how to make the yard more fruitful. In his book he shares tips and strategies on water harvesting for successful growing, outdoor mushroom cultivation, creating herb spirals, starting a food forest, choosing uncommon fruits, and much more. Learn new elements to edible landscaping that move away from just annual garden beds and into approachable designs that graft together ease of care, aesthetics and ecological function.

Growing up between northern England and the Appalachian mountains of Maryland, Judd’s roots are nourished by diverse landscapes and fertile culture. Mix in a decade of running a grassroots non-profit in rural Latin America, leading an arid lands research project in the desert of southeastern Spain, and extensive study at the New York Botanic Garden, and the result is an eclectic designer whose creations seamlessly meld form, function and productivity.

For questions regarding this or any of Four Seasons Books’ events, please feel free to contact 4seasons@citlink.net or give us a call at (304) 876-3486.

Located at 116 W. German Street in Shepherdstown, hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m..