A single seed can tell many stories, from the promise of fruits or vegetables to come to a long history of care and cultivation. Learn and explore these stories during a weekend of adventures in our Edible Academy, where you’ll join chefs and gardeners to dig in with hands-on gardening, cooking demonstrations, seed crafts, and so much more.
Join us for Gardening Activities
Howell Vegetable Garden
Our gardeners always welcome a helping hand, and they’re happy to share their years of knowledge to help you grow a garden at home. Grab a watering pail, meet our fun team, and join them to learn how to form a seed ball to start growing at home.
Dig, Plant, and Water
Help us plant and tend the crops in our garden.
Wildflower Seed Ball
Grow flowers wherever you go by making a ball of wildflower seeds, ready to overwinter and bloom come spring.
Meet our Global Gardeners
Meet the Global Gardeners and learn about what they’re growing in their gardens in the Edible Academy.
Get Crafty at the Makers Pavilion
Visit the Edible Academy’s Solar Pavilion for colorful crafts to take home, from decorating a harvest bag to creating a seed packet, where you can keep your own seeds until they’re ready to plant in spring.
Harvest Bag Stamping
Decorate a harvest bag with botanical stamps.
Decorate a Seed Packet
Learn to save seeds and design your own seed package to keep them in until spring.
Taste Flavorful Fall Recipes
12:30, 2, & 3:30 p.m.
Pauline Gillespie Gossett Overlook Pavilion
Join local chefs and culinary educators for culinary demonstrations inspired by seasonal garden crops.
Check back soon for a schedule of participating chefs.
12–4 p.m.; Pauline Gillespie Gossett Overlook
Marvel as master carver Adam Bierton uses seeds to bring his pumpkin characters to life.
Celebrate Seed Stories
Palm Family EAT Lab
Join our special guests in the EAT Lab to learn all about the practice of saving seeds, and discover how the stories contained within these seeds are passed along from one generation to the next.
Tour the African American Garden: Remembrance & Resilience
Take part in a guided tour of our African American Garden, which traces the roots of American cuisine to the plants of the African Diaspora.
Check back soon for tour schedules.
Enjoy Live Entertainment
1 & 3 p.m.
Susan P. and Coley Burke Amphitheater
Relax to live, family-friendly musical entertainment all weekend long!
Check back soon for a schedule of performances.
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