During the weekend of September 27 and 28, 2014, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) presents ‘The Edible Academy Harvest Festival,’ a celebration of the bounty of the fall season with cooking demonstrations, samples from New York-based specialty purveyors, and artisanal beer and wine. On Sunday only, Chef Mario Batali and his co-host from ABC’s ‘The Chew,’ Carla Hall, take part in the annual Family Garden Picnic with a live cooking demonstration. All proceeds benefit the Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy.
The Edible Academy is an educational platform that through its current programming, including the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen, prepares children, their families, and their teachers for a lifelong interest in gardening and healthful living. NYBG is raising funds for a planned state-of-the-art facility in the Family Garden that will significantly expand edible gardening program opportunities so that twice as many visitors (from 40,000 to 80,000) can learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, as well as make the important connections among plants, gardening, nutrition, and the benefits of a healthful lifestyle.
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