Gather at 6:30pm presentation at 7:00pm
Homegrown food tastes best, especially when you follow some simple strategies for maximizing the flavor of your garden’s fruit and vegetables. Join us as Willi Galloway, the author of Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lovers’ Guide to Vegetable Gardening, will talk about the science behind flavor and share simple cultivation, harvest and storage techniques for improving the taste of your vegetables. Plus, she will offer tips on harvesting vegetables at different stages, discuss unusual edibles, and share her thoughts on the best tasting varieties for Portland vegetable gardens.
Willi Galloway is a Portland-based vegetable gardener and author. Some of Willi’s first memories are digging with her mom in their backyard vegetable garden. She went on to earn a degree in English and work as the West Coast Editor of the now (sadly) defunct Organic Gardening magazine—one of the longest running garden magazines in the United States—and offer advice on Seattle’s popular NPR call-in show Greendays. Willi’s favorite crop to grow is raspberries and she’s never met a butterhead lettuce she didn’t like.