Harvest Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 – 27, 2020
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest Weekend

A weekend of fresh ideas for handling the harvest.

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.

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Learn how to harvest, preserve, and store your homegrown produce or farmers’ market bounty during Harvest Weekend. Join us at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for “how-to” displays and demonstrations, fall gardening tips and techniques, meet the beekeper, and more. Purchase heirloom popcorn and seasonal produce.

Learn from the experts, celebrate the bounty

Find out what to do in your garden in fall, or find out how to get ready to start a garden next year (don’t miss out on year two of the Victory Garden 2.0 movement)! Learn how you can grow garlic in your home garden and explore the world of cover-cropping. Get a small package of radish seeds so you are ready to plant next spring (while supplies last).

Meet local chef Angela Torres from Spoken Café and learn how to preserve the harvest—from jam-making to pickling.

Explore the world of beekeeping and honey harvesting with Chicago Botanic Garden staff and local beekeepers and learn about the diverse array of honeys. 

Take home a ‘White Avalanche’ beet seedling to grow in a pot or in your garden (while supplies last).

Meet Garden staff, volunteers, and outside experts to get tips on the following:

  • The world of winter squash
  • Seed saving
  • Preserving the harvest
  • Honey varietal display
  • Growing microgreens
  • Composting how-tos
  • Storing fruits and vegetables
  • Fall in the edible garden and growing garlic