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.

Cooking Up a More Sustainable Lifestyle

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Cooking Up a More Sustainable Lifestyle
Many of our guests for Celebrity Chef Mondays this summer have promoted food practices that related closely to sustainability. They support local farms, organic ingredients, and non-processed products. However, sustainability and food can work together in all of our lives! With help from our Foodology programs and a little hard work, you can start leading a more sustainable life.

Digging In to the Roots of Our Food, the current exhibit in our Brookings Interpretive Center helps families learn about edible plant species, what our normal diets consist of and more about what ends up on our plates.

Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays and Family Food Saturdays allow families to learn about a specific edible plant that they can even take home to grow. Backyard Kitchen Wednesdays welcome guests to taste-test edible plants that are grown at the Garden. Celebrity Chef Mondays showcase ways to cook with a number of harvested plants. All of these events provide some basic knowledge and skills to build on to start being more sustainable.

The Garden also offers the Family Food Challenge, an informative guidebook and journal that will help you get the most out of Foodology and discover fun ways to be more involved with the food you eat and transform your food lifestyle. You can pick up a copy at the Garden or download one

Many sustainability advocates suggest that more people invest in growing their own food. We hope our Foodology celebration gives you some ideas for digging in and incorporating sustainable food into your diet and life!
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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...
Dig in!
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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