The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables
Presentation/Book Signing by Marie Iannotti

Wednesday, November 14
6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Musser Auditorium, The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley


Heirloom vegetables often have a great story behind them, but it's really all about the flavor. Heirloom expert Marie Iannotti relates the fascinating stories behind heirloom vegetables and which varieties are the easiest to grow, the tastiest to eat, and how to cultivate each one successfully. Iannotti has been gardening for decades from New York to California. She has grown thousands of varieties of plants in her own gardens and keeps her skills honed by working with new homeowners as a gardening coach, identifying plants and problems.

About Marie Iannotti:
Iannotti is the former owner of Yore Vegetables, an heirloom seedling nursery. She is a longtime master gardener and a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator, Master Gardener program coordinator, and a member of the Garden Writer's Association and The Garden Conservancy. Iannotti's garden writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide, and she has been interviewed for Martha Stewart Radio, National Public Radio, and numerous articles. She is the former editor of The Mid-Hudson Gardener's Guide and writes about her own garden at Practically Gardening. Her first book, The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables - The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden (Timber Press, 2011), highlights some of her favorite vegetables from her own garden.