Food Scraps Gardening

BeWE: Garden tending

Food Scraps Gardening: Why Throw Away When You Can Grow New?

Tuesday, October 27, noon - 1 pm

Did you know that many fruit and vegetable scraps can regrow into a whole new plant? With a little patience, sunlight and a bit of TLC you can turn some of your otherwise discarded scraps into a whole new plant ready for you to enjoy a second time around. Join in this experiential and informative webinar with Dr. Jean Larson as she takes you step-by-step through the process of salvaging scraps. You'll learn how to propagate the easiest and fastest growing (green onions) to the more difficult to sprout (ginger). Come ready to dig in!

This webinar is led by Bakken Center Instructor Dr. Jean Larson.

Participants who wish to work along with the instructor will need the following items:

  • 1 Bunch Green Onions
    plastic egg carton*; exacto knife or scissors; water
    *if plastic egg carton difficult, then cut the top of a plastic 12 oz soda bottle
  • 1 Organic Ginger
    bowl; water
  • 1 Organic Sweet Potato (preferably with eyes)
    Mason Jar; toothpicks; water
  • 1 Organic Lemon
    Small plastic container (about 24 inches wide by 12 inches deep), with holes for drainage; fertile potting soil; knife; spray bottle with water.

***Health Sciences students who register and participate in the workshop will receive a $10 Target gift card to reimburse food and supply costs***


About the instructor:

Dr. Jean Larson began her work for the University of Minnesota in 1992, where she developed the Nature-Based Therapeutic Services (NBT) a partnership between the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. NBT provides a range of services including direct programming, training, education, research and outreach in the fields of therapeutic horticulture, animal-assisted interventions, facilitated green exercise, and therapeutic landscapes. The partnership provides opportunities to better understand and ensure students, professionals and general public will have access to the most current research and practices. The unique partnership recognizes the strengths and expertise to make the best use of resources from both integrative medicine and nature-based science.