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, shopping from local vendors, Garden Chef Series presentations, a cookbook swap, and more.

Learn from the experts, celebrate the bounty

Learn how you can grow garlic in your home garden.

Explore the world of beekeeping and honey harvesting with beekeepers on staff at the Chicago Botanic Garden and put your taste buds to the test with a honey tasting. Can you pick out the essences of linden, clover, 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.

Learn more about the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, and pick up a heritage recipe. 

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

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