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Enliven your garden, along with your taste buds, at our Edible Horticulture event!

Saturday, February 23, 10am–4pm

In partnership with Edible Michiana magazine, join us for presentations on foraging wild mushrooms from a state certified expert, grocery store botany, heirloom tomatoes, deciphering food labels, and baking with vanilla. Multiple local businesses will be on hand to showcase their knowledge, products, and services. Enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Tim and participate in our seed exchange. Bring your own seeds, or use the free package of organic seeds provided to each attendee.

$60 (members $48) Lunch included in cost.
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10:00 am   Marie Krane from Tomato Bliss (Galien) talks about their mission (promoting heirloom tomatoes) and launching their business in the context of Michiana's local food scene.

11:00 am.  Rachel Collins (Lakeside) and Rudy Shafer (Baroda) (state certified wild mushroom expert) discuss the basic edible wild mushrooms in the area and how to identify.

12:00 pm.  Showcase of vendors, seed exchange, and lunch.

1:00 pm     Tim Carrigan - Vanilla Orchids & Sugar Cookies.

2:00 pm     Casey Struecker – Using edible native plants in landscaping.

3:00 pm     Fernwood – “Grocery Store Botany” – Do you truly know a fruit from a nut? Join us for a botanical excursion into the world of food. Activity and recipe included.


Verdant Hollow CSA

Michiana Unit of the Herb Society of America

Inari Tea (Buchanan)

Fruit Belt (Sawyer)

Lavender Hill (Niles)

Sundance Botanical (LaPorte)

Laney Honey Co., Inc. (North Liberty) 

Southwestern Michigan Buttery (Galien)