Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm ~ Yarmouth History Center welcomes Erik Wochholz to the Spring Lecture Series at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20. Wochholz, Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will speak about “Historic Garden Design: Herbalism, foodways, and the evolution of ornamental flowers.”
Historic garden design often includes a spectrum of rehabilitating and recreating landscapes in order to accurately portray the history of the regional landscape. While living history museums like Strawbery Banke utilize different designs to portray change over time, it is primarily source materials like oral history, literature, and archaeology that illuminate the history of gardens in early America. Wochholz’s talk will include a timeline of garden design as well as topics like the history of medicinal plants, culinary food crops, and the diversity of ornamental flower design in early America.
Erik Wochholz directs Strawbery Banke’s horticulture program, which focuses on teaching four centuries of New England farm and garden history. Beginning his career on the University of New Hampshire research farms, Wochholz has over 18 years of experience in organic agriculture, landscape design, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management, and agronomy.
This lecture is free for members of Yarmouth Historical Society and $5 for all others. The lecture series is sponsored by the Leon and Lisa Gorman Fund.