Tovah Martin is a lecturer, writer, author and organic gardener based in Roxbury, where she tends seven acres of blissfully imperfect plantings.
Last year, Martin began documenting here flower dialogues and the lecture “In Unison” was born. At first, it was just about synchronizing flower performances and complementing colors. Through the process of photographing, observing, and researching her combinations, her understandings of working with nature deepened. She discovered the secrets of nature and witnessed little miracles in the making. Martin spoke with experts and studied entomological reports and she spent hours outdoors watching and learning. This lecture reveals what she discovered. “In Unison” describes how to fill space beautifully while also hosting insects that are imperiled in our region. It personalizes the Pollinator Pathway concept and applies it to our neighborhood and proves that you can have a visually stunning landscape while also serving the planet and its interconnected web of life.
An award-winning garden author, freelance writer, photographer and lecturer, Tovah Martin is an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the Litchfield Garden Club. She has worked the land at Furthermore for 23 years, increasing and redefining her landscape to reflect new understandings about nature and our interrelationships. As a very hands-on gardener, economically filling space using homegrown seedlings and wholesale plugs as well as finds from local nurseries. The lecture recommends plants that thrive easily in our region. It strives to share a very impassioned, heartfelt wonder and passion for nature in all its facets. The goal of “In Unison” is to give everyone the hope, tools, empowerment and fire-in-the-belly to make a huge difference. “Maybe…just maybe…..a Connecticut critically imperiled Columbine Duskywings butterfly, will thank you.”