Roger Swain

Roger Swain

There's No Fruit Like Your Own Fruit & A Clash of Passions along with Paul Miskovsky

Room 11 ~ Thursday 2 PM & 6 PM;  Friday 11 AM A Clash of Passions along with Paul Miskovsky

Roger Swain, known as “the man with the red suspenders” is most famous for hosting the television show, The Victory Garden on PBS. He was the host from the mid-1980s until 2001.

He graduated from Harvard College and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Biology. From 1978 to 2008 he was writer and science editor at Horticulture Magazine. He is the author of five books: Earthly Pleasures, Field Days, The Practical Gardener, Saving Graces, and Groundwork. From 2005-06 he was the co-host of the television show People, Places, and Plants with Paul Tukey on HGTV.

A Clash of Passions

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  Join Roger Swain of PBS’s TV’s   ” The Victory Garden” and Paul Miskovsky, Cape Cod’s fabulous landscape designer, for a no-holds barred, free-for-all, audience participation encouraged, debate abou whether gardens should please the eye or the mouth. May the best plants win.   Related

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There’s No Fruit Like Your Own Fruit

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The history of American horticulture begins with the cultivation of fruit and before the Civil War what nurseries sold were fruit plants. Today the fruit we eat is represents a tiny fraction of what was once available, is often unripe, and to add insult to injury had been rendered seedless.  Growing your own fruit is […]

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