Fresh Bites are seasonal demos covering a number of topics from growing edibles to upcycling. Reservations are not needed and visitors of all ages are welcome. Barb kicks off the 2015 season on March 21 with an afternoon session on potato planting (see below for details).
Starting April 11, 2015, Fresh Bites takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on most Saturdays through early September. Barb is a fantastic cook and many of her sessions focus on cooking with ingredients from the Heartland Harvest Garden. See some of Barb's favorite recipes.
Hot Potatoes—If You Dig Them, Grow Them!
Barb will tell you everything you need to grow tasty tubers at home. She will also have a great assortment of seed potatoes available for sale. Barb offers Hot Potatoes at 2 p.m. on three Saturdays: March 21, March 28 and April 4.
Fresh Bites sessions take place in the open-air Missouri Barn and are included with admission.
Check back to see what Barb will cover in April and May.
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 more than 16 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 »