september, 2019

thu26sep6:30 pm7:30 pmStephen Barstow to present ‘Around the World in 80 Plants’6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Amdal-Odland Heritage Center - VesterheimAge:All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

“Extreme Salad Man” Stephen Barstow will deliver the presentation “Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure” at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum on September 26 at 6:30 pm.

Barstow, the author of Around the World in 80 Plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates and a blogger at, has devoted more than 35 years to trialing 6,000 vegetables from around the world, mostly perennials described by him as “edimentals” (or edible ornamentals).

Leader of the Norwegian Seed Savers organization (KVANN), Barstow is also the developer of  a vegetable sanctuary garden in Trondheim, Norway, and a visiting researcher at the Ringve Botanical Gardens. Barstow will tell his story and discuss the benefits of planting perennial vegetables (permaveggies), the importance of eating seasonally (for climate, health, and soul), and the rewards of foraging in the wild.

Presented by Seed Savers Exchange and the Vesterheim, the event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Vesterheim’s, Amdal-Odland Heritage Center, 523 West Water Street, Decorah. 


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Amdal-Odland Heritage Center - Vesterheim

523 W. Water St., Decorah, Iowa