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.

Edible Gardening: Garden Entrance

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Edible Gardening: Garden Entrance
Horticulture staff and volunteers were busy this yesterday preparing the Garden's main entrance for spring. In keeping with our yearlong Foodology celebration, plantings taking place in many areas of the Garden highlight the wide diversity of edible plant life, including these new additions to median and display beds outside the Ridgway Visitor Center:
  • Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Arrow Series Mix'), the flowers of which are a popular garnish.
  • Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris, 'Bright Yellow'); when harvested at maturity, Swiss chard leaves make a savory sautéed dish.
  • Mizuna (Brassica rapa), a lettuce-like ingredient that adds a peppery flavor to salads.
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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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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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