Biennial Conference
on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes


Feeding the American South: Heritage Gardening & Farming

Sept. 26-28, 2013
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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The 19th Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes focuses on the theme of the working, edible landscape from planting and cultivation through harvest to the table.

Lecturers Barbara B. Millhouse, Peter Hatch, Wesley Greene, Tom Burford, Jo Ann Williford, Michael Twitty, Brenda Hornsby-Heindl, Suzanne Turner and Jeannette Beranger will look at historic gardening methods, heritage plants and livestock breeds. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in several workshop experiences including seed saving, hearth cooking, historic gardening, historic methods of food preservation and cooking, and African American foodways.

The conference opening dinner will recall a festive 1916 "Barbecue with All Accessories" at the Reynolda Estate, and the conference Friday night supper will feature a menu inspired by Slow Food and the Ark of Taste. The conference will end with a visit to the historic Stauber Farm which specializes in raising heritage breeds of farm animals.




Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
The Southern Garden History Society

600 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

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