Fresh Bites are seasonal demos covering a number of topics from growing edibles to upcycling. The demonstrations are included with Garden admission. Reservations are not needed and visitors of all ages are welcome.
Barb is a fantastic cook, and many of her sessions focus on cooking with ingredients grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation's largest edible landscape. See some of Barb's favorite recipes.
Fresh Bites takes place in the open-air Missouri Barn at 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on most Saturdays from mid-March through August. Here's a look at what's coming up:
June 11: Bee Aware!
Barb is a beekeeper, and she's bringing in a live hive for today's Fresh Bites. See the queen and worker bees in action!
June 18: Kimchi Made Easy
Need a refreshing treat? Barb's 'popstickles' are now at reFresh, located in the Missouri Barn.
June 25: No Fresh Bites today. (Barb's judging a barbecue contest!)
July 2: Patriotic Pasta
It's Booms & Blooms Festival Day, and Barb is creating a colorful gnocchi for the occasion! She will use red, white and blue potatoes grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden to make the gnocchi, and top it with fresh pesto. This is why we love Barb! Stop by for a sample. (Included with festival admission.)
Meet Your Instructor
Barbara Fetchenhier (pictured to the left) has a passion for growing edibles of all types. As the Heartland Harvest Garden Interpreter, she gets to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with visitors. Drop by one of Barbara's Fresh Bites sessions. Even the most frustrated gardener will gain new excitement for growing edibles after spending time with her!
Barbara, who has been with the Gardens for nearly 20 years, was previously the fruits and nuts gardener in the Heartland Harvest Garden. She and her husband Jeff run the 20-acre Fetchen' Honey Farm, which produces eggs, honey, fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. Barbara is a Johnson County, Missouri, Master Gardener. Her spectacular farm was featured on the group's Garden Tour in 2012.
Did you know? Powell Gardens has 7,000 varieties of permanent plants on display. No matter the season, this is a great place to see an inordinate variety of plants in the landscape and take home ideas you can use. See our Gardening Resources »