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Kristan Johnson

Designer, WWFRF Display Garden and owner, Abundant Design Landscaping

Kristan Johnson enjoys teaching folks how to grow their own fruits, nuts, and berries. He has designed and built both public parks (including the original design of Kah-Tai Lagoon Park in Port Townsend in 1982) and private gardens in the Northwest, featuring permaculture and wheelchair accessible edible landscapes. Kristan Johnson is on the Board of Directors of the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation. He has been the owner of Abundant Design for 35 years. He specializes in designing and building wheelchair accessible edible landscapes. He was a founding board member of the Permaculture Institute of North America. He designed the seven acre WWFRF Fruit Display Garden at Mount Vernon’s WSU research garden. His work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Seattle Times, the Everett Herald and on Ciscoe Morris’ radio program and he has written for Pacific Horticulture Magazine.

The Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow Here

We have many new diseases and pests affecting fruit trees here in the Pacific Northwest that were not a problem 30 years ago. Since many homeowners don’t like to spray chemicals, one option is to grow the smallest trees possible using espalier training techniques. Information will be presented about controlling pests, including new pest resistant netting techniques that are currently being tested, and a chart of recommended fruit varieties detailing their cultural and culinary highlights.

Friday, Feb 9 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room