I offer workshops and other events at my farmden* in New York’s Hudson Valley (and sometimes elsewhere). The workshops provide an opportunity for me to teach where I grow, so each workshop is a very hands-on experience.

If you are in the New Paltz, NY area or are willing to travel, this is a worthwhile trip. This is a very beautiful, interesting, and historic region. Workshop length depends on the content. Note: Occasional workshops are held offsite.


May 21, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Luscious, easy-to-grow, no spray fruits and ornaments.
For permaculture, native, and edible landscapes

Plants include:

  • Lots of varieties of figs (Hardy Chicago, Green Ischia, Sicilian, San Piero, and more.
  • Hardy orange (Citrus trifoliata)
  • White Alpine Strawberries (‘Pineapple Crush’)
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Goji Berry
  • Gooseberries (dessert varieties such as Captivator, Chief, and Glendale)
  • European Blackcurrants (Belaruskaja, Titania)
  • White currants (Primus)
  • Hardy Grapes (Glenora Seedless, Brianna)
  • Nanking Cherries
  • Pomegranate (Sverkhranniy, one of the hardier varieties, from western Asia)
  • Annabelle hydrangea
  • Painted fern
  • Astilbe (white)
  • Orchids
  • Highbush Blueberry (Berkely, Elliot)
  • Bay laurel
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae


  • Signed copies of gardening books I have written
  • Other gardening books (all excellent)

For any other information, use the contact form below.

Location: 387 Springtown Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561

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