Foodology: Dig In!
Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

The Garden's annual holiday flower and train show celebrates "Gathering for the Feast."
What St. Louis Eats: Sam's Herb Garden

What St. Louis Eats: Sam's Herb Garden

One young Garden visitor has turned his interest in herbs into a tasty hobby.
Take the Family Food Challenge!

Take the Family Food Challenge!

Learn more about the foods you eat, from the ways they are grown to the ways they are prepared and enjoyed.
 
 
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Crop Spotlight: Kale

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Crop Spotlight: Kale
Nicknamed the “Queen of Greens," the cool-weather crop kale is touted as a superfood due to its high levels of fiber, iron, folate, magnesium, antioxidants, calcium, phytonutrients high in sulphur, and vitamins A, C, and K. You can eat kale raw in salads, add it to soups, pastas, and other entrees. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, but kale provides a stunning foliage accent to any landscape design. There are hundreds of varieties of kale. Today horticulture staff and volunteers are planting Brassica oleracea ‘Tokyo Red’. The leaves of this cultivar will turn a brilliant red to accent the white, purple, and rose-colored tulips on the Central Axis this spring.
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Throughout 2013, the Garden is inviting everyone to dig deep into the roots of food, think about plants on their plate in whole new ways, connect and share with others and get inspired...
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Fall/Winter Food
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Fall and Winter Course CatalogExplore the cultural origins of food, learn how to prepare plant-inspired meals and discover the benefits of eating local with our full menu of food and cooking classes. 
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Exploring Edible Plant Life

Andrew Townesmith and his edible plant referencesDiscover the extensive diversity of edible plant life around the globe with Garden research specialist Andrew Townesmith.

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