“Vertical Vegetables with Garlic” is focused on the home production of vegetables with an emphasis on effectively utilizing small spaces to maximize the harvest. Many vegetables can be grown on a variety of vertical structures and Ken shows some of the many that he has created to produce an amazing quantity of back yard grown food. He is also a believer that a front yard vegetable garden is much more appealing than plain green grass. Garlic is an essential part of his garden each year and it grows very vertical all on its own. Ken will talk about the tips and tricks that he has learned over the years to produce great garlic at home.
Ken Brown is a horticultural consultant, writer and photographer. He received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Guelph. Ken worked as the Superintendent of Horticulture at the Toronto Zoo when it was being planned and built, where he was responsible for the planning and planting of all the indoor gardens and the overseeing of the outdoor landscaping contractors. He owned and operated “The Plant Manager” an interior landscaping company for 20 years where he built and maintained a wide variety of public and private interior gardens. He also has a horticulture teaching degree from the University of Toronto and has taught a variety of related courses. Ken is a certified horticultural judge and he is a frequent speaker at horticultural meetings and seminars. Ken’s writing and photography continue to be published in several magazines and newspapers. www.gardening-enjoyed.com, his web page, is a great source of advice, tips and updates. His own gardens feature his Iris collection and a wide range of plants
that he is trialing. In a space of their own and interspersed throughout all his gardens, Ken grows a comprehensive list of vegetables in some innovative ways to maximize the use of space. He currently spends most of his non-gardening hours writing for his web site, www.gardeningenjoyed.com and ezine Dallying In The Dirt..