Bussolini to discuss herbs in Kent
Kent Memorial Library and Kent Garden Club will co-present a program about herbs, “Herb Liberation,” with Karen Bussolini Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
The garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach will speak to the public at Kent Town Hall on Kent Green Boulevard.
Admission is $5.
Patrons are asked to bring a packet(s) of seeds for the Kent Seed Library for a chance to win a book photographed by Bussolini.
Bussolini, trained as a painter, had a career as an architectural photographer before turning her attention entirely to gardens.
Her work explores the many ways gardening connects us to our place on earth and to each other.
Her art background and focus on environmental topics - ecological landscaping, native plants, biodiversity, xeriscaping, organic gardening, planting for wildlife, pollinators and other beneficial insects — inform every aspect of her work.
Her slide talks, which combine original images, recent scientific findings, personal observations, hands-on experience and a touch of humor, have been well received from coast to coast.
Her photographs have been published in every major garden magazine and in hundreds of books.
She frequently contributes photo/text packages to national magazines, notably The American Gardener (The American Horticultural Society) and Wildflower, (The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center).
As a photographer, she has six books to her credit, including “The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard,” “The Homeowner’s Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook” and “Elegant Silvers,” which she also co-authored.
Closer to home, she gardens on a deer-infested mountainside in South Kent.
Her eco-friendly garden coaching practice is devoted to teaching homeowners how to garden in a more environmentally sustainable way, to create healthy yards that are full of life, diversity and delight.
The author will sign copies of some of her books, which will be available to purchase.
For information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761.