Lecture Information

If you are interested in having Ros speak at your event, please visit the Contact Us page and send an email. She has several topics that offers, as well as a series of edible plants by zone that are available for download.

Edible Plant Listings:

Plant recommendations, zones 3-5
Plant recommendations, zones 6-8
Plant recommendations, zones 9-10
Plant recommendations, zones 10-11

Rosalind’s Lecture Series:

Edible Landscaping – The New American Garden

One of today’s gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You’d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Rosalind Creasy, pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, award-winning professional photographer, and author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, will give a mouth-watering slide presentation. Among the topics she will cover are an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.

Edible Theme Gardens

For years, vegetable gardens were planted in straight rows and filled with American standards like corn, tomatoes, and lettuce. Today, while we still thoroughly enjoy these classics, we have opened the borders of our gardens and now feast from the world’s table. Join Rosalind as we share her slide presentation featuring edible gardens with many themes. From a garden filled with Italian specialties, to a spring salad garden, on to a garden filled with a rainbow of colorful vegetables to attract children, these gardens are enjoyed from the ground up. Then follow her into the kitchen to see creative ways to cook from this new American garden.

Growing an Heirloom Garden: Vegetables and Flowers

Our ancestors grew large meaty tomatoes, beets the size of volleyballs, and sweet peas so fragrant they could perfume a room. Many of those old varieties are now lost, but there is still an exciting array of old-fashion edibles and flowers we can still grow and enjoy today. Join photographer and author, Rosalind Creasy for a slide lecture on how to both select, grow, and cook with heirloom vegetables; as well as how to find great heirloom varieties of flowers like love-lies-bleeding, love-in-a-puff, old roses, and those very fragrant sweet peas.

The Edible Flower Garden

Both beauty and delicious eating can be found in the edible flower garden. Join Rosalind for her inspiring illustrated lecture as she shares her luscious photos of edible flowers such as roses, calendulas, and violets in the garden and in creative dishes. We will also see how the chefs in America’s finest restaurants explore this new cuisine and share their recipes.