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Cornwall Library’s Books & Blooms benefit features author Ellen Ecker Ogden

Cornwall Cornwall Library presents Books Blooms 2017: The Art of the Kitchen Garden, to benefit the library’s programs.

The weekend begins on Friday, June 9, 6 p.m. with “Kitchen Garden Design: the Art of Growing Food” a talk and book signing by Ellen Ecker Ogden, acclaimed garden designer and author. A cocktail reception with selections from Ogden’s cookbooks and a silent auction are capped with one hour of garden design consultation by Ogden

On Saturday, June 10, from 10 am to 4 pm you may tour unique kitchen, farm and flower gardens throughout the day. Book sale of new and out-of-print gardening books will also be available at the Cornwall Library.

Ellen Ecker Ogden is a food and garden writer who co-founded “The Cook’s Garden” seed catalog in 1984. This introduced home gardens to European and American heirloom lettuces and salad greens. She has written five books and teaches and lectures on farm-to-table cooking and kitchen garden design.

Her newest book, “The Complete Kitchen Garden,”, features her own designs to inspire gardeners to create works of art. Based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter provides a new way to look at planting stages with themes and designs. Ellen contributes to numerous national magazines, and has been a guest on PBS and HGTV.

For more information, call 860-672-6874, or visit or email

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