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Harvest Weekend

A weekend of fresh ideas for handling the harvest.

Harvest Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 – 30, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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” demonstrations, shopping from local vendors, hands-on activities for kids and families, Garden Chef Series presentations, a cookbook swap, and more.

Learn from the experts, celebrate the bounty

Garlic expert Steffen Mirsky, assistant curator of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, joins volunteer and fellow garlic expert John Swenson to talk all about growing garlic. Learn how you can grow garlic in your home garden.

Explore the world of bees and honey harvesting with volunteer beekeepers from the Fruit & Vegetable Garden and put your taste buds to the test with a honey tasting. Can you pick out the essences of locust, cranberry blossom, and buckwheat honey?

See how brooms are made using broom corn with visiting broom maker John Spannagel.

Bring a gently used cookbook and take one home in the cookbook swap.

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

  • A world of winter squash
  • Seed saving
  • Preserving the harvest
  • Honey types and tasting
  • Growing garlic
  • Composting how-tos
  • Storing fruits and vegetables
  • Fall in the edible garden