Edible Gardening
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Grow and Maintain Your Own Grapevines

150-03-30-19
Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Annie Klodd, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

In the spring, grapevines are at the entrance of every big box store- are they difficult to grow? Find out by joining us to learn the basics of grape growing! Annie will start with a sample of regionally grown grape products, and chat with the class about the first decision of grape growing: intended use. Whether you plan to make wine, eat fresh grapes, make jam, or just have a bit of shade impacts how you plant and manage your vines. Then the class discussion will move on to how you site the plants in your yard, where to find good quality grapevines and select the cultivar, how to properly plant a grapevine, and trellis options. Annie will end by discussing maintenance such as pruning, pest control, and steps to take in the first and second year. You'll leave with a grapevine to plant at home, and the knowledge you need to plant and maintain it for shade, fresh grapes, wine, or jam!
Limit 40, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - MacVay Learning Lab

1 SPOT LEFT!
$41 member/$56 non-member
includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


 

Harvesting & Cooking with Garlic

801-08-03-19
Saturday, August 3
noon - 3 p.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator
Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer


Garlic has a long growing season- about eight months- but is a low maintenance crop that is deliciously rewarding to harvest and eat! Join Frank and Kris in our garden and kitchen to learn firsthand about: 
  • Garlic growing and harvesting for gourmet varieties such as Silverskin, Turban & German Hardy
  • How to cure garden fresh garlic 
  • Sample flavor differences between gourmet varieties 
  • Tips and tricks for cooking with cloves and scapes (the flower stem!)
  • Hands-on preparation and tasting of creative recipes such as
    * Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    * Garlic and Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms
    * Baked Garlic Artichoke Cups
    * Muhummara Dip with Garlic, Sundried Tomatoes & Walnuts 
You'll go home with some delicious samples, recipes and a head or two to cook with at home!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

Garden Harvest and Preservation 101

150-08-29-19
Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

It's nearing the peak of vegetable harvest time, and successfully grown vegetable plants can often mean you now have bushels of beautiful produce on your hands- what to do with them? You will learn the basics of proper harvesting: when to pick, what to refrigerate, how to cure, and more. Then we'll be joined by University of Minnesota Extension experts to learn more about safe preservation techniques, from canning to drying. There will be samples, of course, and students are encouraged to bring surplus produce to share with one another at the end of class! 
Limit 20Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$35 member/$50 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies



Frank Meuschke

Growing Garlic: From Field to Fork

150-10-11-18
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
AND
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
AND
Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/owner of Hudson Clove, grows nine varieties of heirloom garlic

Are you interested in expanding your garlic options? There's no better way than growing your own! Join Frank to discover the many varieties that are just not available at the grocery store. In the fall, learn the basics of garlic culinary uses, taxonomy (variety and strain), soil preparation, choosing healthy seed stock, popping cloves, planting, and more. When spring comes, you will cover what to do when you see the first shoots, fertilization and watering, weeding, and diseases to watch for. Finally when summer comes, you'll discuss how and when to harvest, labeling and bundling, curing and storage, and best of all- when to eat your garlic! By the end, you will have experienced a full season of garlic growing and be motivated to try it again! 
Limit 24Marion Andrus Learning Center - Inside a Plant Lab

Registration is closed. To inquire about registration mid-series, call 612-301-1210 or email ArbEdu@umn.edu
$79 member/$95 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


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