The NY Times recently reported on the New York Blotanical Garden’s Edible Gardening Festival. It’s a summer-long festival that aims to encourage people to grow their own vegetables but also showcases chefs using the produce to create some of their dishes.

I love this idea and what it might achieve in helping people see that they too could create their own garden. There are demonstrations on how to set up edible gardens, tours of some of the local community gardens that exist in the New York area and classes for families to create their own vegetable garden.

This could be one facet of gardening that would help ensure the success of our annual gardening shows but, correct me if I’m wrong, it doesn’t seem to exist much.
I’d love to know what might be happening in your area that celebrates edible gardens, if it happens at all.