Burpee Sponsors Edible Garden Exhibition

June 25, 2010 - 11:35

The New York Botanical Garden will present The Edible Garden exhibition, which will featuring a multitude of vegetable and herb gardens and live food demonstrations, until Oct. 17. The exhibition is sponsored by Burpee Home Gardens.

During four festival weekends, culinary and gardening experts including Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Lidia Bastianich and Sara Moulton will be on hand to demonstrate the economic and nutritional value of edible plants.

“Our goal is to help a new generation of gardeners discover the enjoyment of growing and preparing vegetables and herbs at home,” said Jessie Atchison, brand manager for Burpee Home Gardens. “Economic, nutritional, environmental and social interests are converging to elevate the practice of home vegetable gardening to mainstream relevance,”

The Edible Garden will use Burpee’s vegetable plants for its hands-on youth programs “Flowers to Fruits”, which will take place in the garden's Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the NYBG Children’s Gardening Program, a program that teaches children to plant, tend and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.nybg.org/eg. To learn more about Burpee Home Gardens, visit www.burpeehomegardens.com.

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