Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis discuss and sign "Harvest"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur proudly welcomes Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis to the store to discuss and sign their new book, Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants, on Saturday, February 18th, at 11:00am. This event will be held under the tent at The Farmer's Market (weather permitting) where Stefani and Alethea will be giving a demonstration.
A beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected backyard garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more.
Every garden--not just vegetable plots--can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your backyard.
Discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit: turn tumeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssopinto a refreshing iced tea and turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapple branches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.
Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis are the owners of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm. Bittner is co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harampolis is co-author of the bestselling The Flower Recipe Book and The Wreath Recipe Book, and also the co-founder/owner of the floral design company Studio Choo.