Dr. Abigail Maynard will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Trumbull Library.

The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:45 p.m. Her topic “Unusual Garden Vegetables” will inform her audience about growing artichokes, Belgian endive, radicchio, specialty melons and Chinese vegetables. She has experience in many areas of vegetable production especially those using sustainable or organic methods. Her specific areas of expertise include composting, utilization of compost in nursery stock and vegetable production, nitrate leaching from compost-amended soil, and the long-term effects of repeated applications of compost on soil characteristics and water quality.

Dr. Maynard is on staff at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. She holds a B.S. from Columbia University, an M.F.S. from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

For more information, contact Leslie at 203-892-5644.