Edible Flowers, 10/1
Edible Flowers, 10/1
with Stefani Bittner & Sierra Vazquez
Sunday October 1st, 10:30-12
Limit 20 students
Edible flowers are some of the greatest multi-taskers in the garden; they support pollinators while adding beauty and color, and are delicious and nutritious to boot. Join Sierra and Stefani to explore their favorite varieties (taste testing included!), how they plant strategically in the Bay Area to maximize harvest and beauty, and how they like to utilize edible flowers, from beautiful pressed cheeses and medicinal teas to healing creams and infused vinegars. You'll learn how to make your own salt scrub with scented geraniums, and you'll leave with a luxurious moisturizing and exfoliating scrub of your own creation.
Stefani Bittner is the owner of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm focused on creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest. Homestead provides design, installation, and full-service organic maintenance, harvesting, bee keeping, floristry and composting services. Homestead Design Collective recently designed and installed the new test gardens for Sunset Magazine. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2013) and Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Plants (Ten Speed Press, 2017). Her work has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Food & Wine, Time Magazine, Modern Farmer, and more.
Sierra Vazquez is a Lead Edible Gardener with Homestead Design Collective. Previously, she farmed for the French Laundry, which evoked her passion for the plant to plate experience, rare plant varietals, and unique growing techniques. She is a third generation orchid grower from Southern California, and she spent her childhood working alongside her father and grandfather to learn the art of orchid growing. Today, she is a modern day homesteader based in Sonoma County, where she lives with five beloved chickens and grows most of her own organic produce.