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Harvesting & Cooking with Garlic

Saturday, August 3
noon - 3 p.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator
Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer

Garlic has a long growing season- about eight months- but is a low maintenance crop that is deliciously rewarding to harvest and eat! Join Frank and Kris in our garden and kitchen to learn firsthand about: 
  • Garlic growing and harvesting for gourmet varieties such as Silverskin, Turban & German Hardy
  • How to cure garden fresh garlic 
  • Sample flavor differences between gourmet varieties 
  • Tips and tricks for cooking with cloves and scapes (the flower stem!)
  • Hands-on preparation and tasting of creative recipes such as
    * Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    * Garlic and Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms
    * Baked Garlic Artichoke Cups
    * Muhummara Dip with Garlic, Sundried Tomatoes & Walnuts 
You'll go home with some delicious samples, recipes and a head or two to cook with at home!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Garden Harvest and Preservation 101

Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

It's nearing the peak of vegetable harvest time, and successfully grown vegetable plants can often mean you now have bushels of beautiful produce on your hands- what to do with them? You will learn the basics of proper harvesting: when to pick, what to refrigerate, how to cure, and more. Then we'll be joined by University of Minnesota Extension experts to learn more about safe preservation techniques, from canning to drying. There will be samples, of course, and students are encouraged to bring surplus produce to share with one another at the end of class! 
Limit 20Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$35 member/$50 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Frank Meuschke

Growing Garlic: From Field to Fork

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/owner of Hudson Clove, grows nine varieties of heirloom garlic

Are you interested in expanding your garlic options? There's no better way than growing your own! Join Frank to discover the many varieties that are just not available at the grocery store. In the fall, learn the basics of garlic culinary uses, taxonomy (variety and strain), soil preparation, choosing healthy seed stock, popping cloves, planting, and more. When spring comes, you will cover what to do when you see the first shoots, fertilization and watering, weeding, and diseases to watch for. Finally when summer comes, you'll discuss how and when to harvest, labeling and bundling, curing and storage, and best of all- when to eat your garlic! By the end, you will have experienced a full season of garlic growing and be motivated to try it again! 
Limit 24Marion Andrus Learning Center - Inside a Plant Lab

Registration is closed. To inquire about registration mid-series, call 612-301-1210 or email ArbEdu@umn.edu
$79 member/$95 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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