Edible Education Experience at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden.
We offer educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and more! Our work builds strong community and family connections in the garden and at the table. We aim to empower students and their communities through seed-to-table experiences.
• Chef Night: Led by a different talented local chef each month, this intimate, hands-on experience is geared towards both adults and kids over the age of 10, bringing multiple generations together in the kitchen to learn and share! This family-friendly evening often begins with a harvest in the garden for fresh ingredients to include in the night’s menu, providing an opportunity to connect to the source of food. Featured recipes are delicious, nutritious, easy to replicate at home, and often plant-based. Visit our “Reserve Your Spot” page to register for upcoming classes
• Open Sunday Gardening Days: Combining fellowship and gardening, this monthly opportunity brings people of all ages together in the Culinary Garden. We invite volunteer gardeners, families, and community members to join us on the first Sunday of each month, 9-12noon, to connect, work side-by-side and share gardening tips and healthy recipe ideas. This time is also used to partner with AdventHealth’s Pediatric Weight and Wellness Medical Group to provide garden education and promote a healthy lifestyle to kids, teens, and their families.
• Garden Tours (groups/scouts/families): Spanning over three thousand square feet, in this space we challenge ourselves to weave as many learning experiences as possible into the fabric of a plot of land. Come see how a garden can be more than just peas and carrots. Find how pineapples and bananas, sugar cane and Swiss chard, asparagus and passionfruit all live and grow. Trace the seasonal pathways of the sun. Build a trellis from bamboo grown onsite. Rethink words like “waste” and “resource”. Examine a beehive. Hand pump water from a cistern. Explore the microcosm of our planet in a handful of soil. Rediscover your place in the natural world. Learn more here: https://www.edibleed.org/culinary-garden