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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

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

Apple expert Dan Bussey, orchard manager of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, returns to the Garden to talk about heritage apples. Bussey will bring a variety of heirloom apples for display (and a late Sunday tasting). Learn how you can grow apples in your home garden.

Explore the world of bees and honey harvesting with beekeepers James Brooks and Michelle Burns and put your taste buds to the test with a honey tasting. Can you pick out the essences of linden and buckwheat honey?

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

Discover the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance—learn about their programs and take home a heritage recipe or two.

PHOTO: Enjoy a seasonal market.

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