"Boot Camp for your Senses"

Tovah Martin

Henry Schmieder Arboretum Lecture

 May 21,2019

Book Signing Event

Your garden could be so fulfilling, if you plug in. Boot Camp for the Senses explores the garden on all levels by attuning your nose to its scents and training your ears to listen. Learn to garden with eyes wide open, ears to the ground, and hands outstretched. Tailored to the current season, this lecture will awaken your senses and spark perceptions on all levels. Subtleties that you never noticed before will be uncovered and defined. We'll share advice and ideas; we'll explore a "Smelathon" to help get nostrils in gear. Want to broaden your horizons? After this presentation, your garden will be more savory, you will know its touch, smell its aromas, hear its voice, and see it anew. 

An avid (verging on obsessed) gardener indoors and outside, Tovah Martin is the author of many gardening books- Her newly published title, The Garden in Every Sense and Season hit the bookstores stores in April 2018. That book follows The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, and The New Terrarium  as well as Tasha Tudor's Garden. A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications throughout the country including County Gardens, Garden Design, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, Cottage Journal, Milieu, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens as well as Gardens Illustrated and the Daily Telegraph in Europe. She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award- the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other television and radio broadcasts. She speaks throughout the country and has lectured aboard the QE2. Tovah can be found at www.tovahmartin.com and she posts on Facebook at Plantwise by Tovah Martin. 


Co-sponsored by Bucks Beautiful, Feeney's Wholesale Nursery and Penn State Extension


All Lectures are held in the Life Sciences Auditorium

Light refreshments at 6:30 pm; Lecture 7:00 pm

Arboretum Members, DVU Students and Military: Free (clear here to join)

Non DVU Students with ID, Senior Citizens, Faculty  & Staff:  $3.00

Non Members: $5.00