Food Day activities will bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver's Food Day activities are rooted at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, which has partnered with several community groups for an eleven-hour extravaganza that's part of a nationwide campaign to promote affordable food in a sustainable way.
The activities, which will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, include cooking classes, speakers on a variety of topics, a noon spread of samples from local restaurants, screenings of movies on community gardening and food production, and an all-day Food Day expo in Mitchell Hall. And all of the events are free -- as is admission to the Gardens today.
Here's the complete schedule:
10 - 11 a.m.
Lecture: "Cooking Healthy on a Budget"
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Children's activities including Home Harvest Garden scavenger hunt, fresh veggie taste test, planting veggies to take home
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Cooking Demo: "Healthy Snacks for Kids"
11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Film Screening: A Garden in Every Neighborhood
Noon - 1 p.m.
Restaurant Sampler: Free tastings from local restaurants
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Lecture: "Get in Touch With Your Food Source" -- understanding where your food is coming from
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Lecture/Discussion: "Food Access and Action"
3 - 4 p.m.
Lecture/Presentation: "School Food -- Stirring the Pot for a School Food Renaissance"
Restaurant Supported Agriculture Symposium
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Lecture: "Home Food Preparation, Preservation and Dehydration -- Best Practices"
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration: "Canning Like Your Life Depends On It"
Film Screening: The Power of Community
Find more information at the Denver Botanic Gardens website.