Monthly Archives: May 2012

Designed to Eat: Combining Edibles and Ornamentals for the Table


Hostess: Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated, LLC

Come join landscape designer Jennifer Carlson, of Haven Illustrated, LLC for a fun-filled morning exploring colorful and flavorful plant combinations for your pots and garden beds.  We will discuss designing with edible plants that have interesting textures, berries, nuts and leaves as well as flavor.

Jennifer will bring actual plant examples to the class for you to study up close. You will have an opportunity to tour the future Manor Park P-patch site and learn more about upcoming events.

Place:  Manor Park
Date:    Saturday, May 26th
Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm

About the speaker:

Jennifer Carlson is an illustrator, landscape designer, and urban farmer.  She has degrees in both art and in landscape architecture. Since the 1970’s she has planned and implemented many organic gardens in the Pacific Northwest.  She has lived and studied sustainable gardening practices while residing outside the U.S., in Nepal, Yugoslavia, and Germany.

Jennifer is now based in Seattle, where she teaches classes in low-maintenance plant selection, sustainable landscape design, hen keeping and many other classes.  She organizes and leads garden tours of her family’s demonstration garden and has written articles about organic garden design and seasonal activities and crafts for Farmer’s Almanac TV. Her garden has been featured in local and national magazines as a well as a PBS program for public TV.