David Buchanan is the author of Taste, Memory. He planted his first gardens in central Washington State more than 20 years ago, after learning about the heritage food movement through the Seed Savers Exchange. He has worked for farms, ranches, and nurseries; operated a landscape design company specializing in native plant restoration; managed an educational farm for a community nonprofit; and helped found the Portland, Maine, chapter of Slow Food USA. He oversees production for Old Ocean House Farms in Cape Elizabeth, where he grows more than 250 varieties of fruit as well as herbs and heirloom vegetables. Currently he is developing a farm winery and planting orchards to produce hard cider through his business Origins Fruit.
David's Upcoming Events
David Buchanan at Seed Savers Exchange
3094 North Winn Rd, Decorah Iowa 52101
June 22, 2013, 12:00 am
Join Seed Savers Exchange and David Buchanan at Heritage Farm for an evening of fresh food and learning. Seed-to-Table meals are served before the lecture. Meals are prepared by the Pepperfield Project, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through food, cooking and gardening. Attendees are welcome to camp at Heritage Farm that evening.
Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter
In Taste Memory author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? What place does a cantankerous old pear or too-delicate strawberry deserve in our gardens, farms, and markets? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology, or regional identity?