San Francisco Flower & Garden Show Invites Everyone to 'Get Your Green On!'

Annual Festival Expands Edible Gardening and Sustainable Design Exhibits March 23-27

Mar 02, 2011, 16:55 ET from San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now entering its 26th year with a bigger, better, and greener approach to outdoor living, nothing says Spring like the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show Twenty installations from top designers, seminars by experts including edible gardening guru Rosalind Creasy, national award winner Jeffrey Gordon Smith, and Yoga for Gardeners teacher Gail Dubinsky all invite attendees to "Get Your Green On" Wednesday, March 23 through Sunday, March 27 at the San Mateo Event Center. Single day tickets are $20, multi-day passes are $25, and children under 16 are free.  

New for 2011 will be celebrity chef cooking demonstrations featuring, among others, the godmother of the Local Foods movement Alice Waters and Esquire Magazine's Chef of the Year Sean Baker, known for his meticulous commitment to organic ingredients.  On Friday, filmmaker and "Queens of Green" radio personality Deborah Koons Garcia (The Future of Food) will preview three short films from her upcoming "Symphony of the Soil" project which examine biodynamic practices in Napa, England, and Egypt, with an emphasis on community based, environmentally sound options.

"The Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of 'Life in the California Garden' and how we connect to our environment," explained Producer Kay Estey. "Because of the growing interest in the Garden to Table movement, this year we're expanding our Modern Homestead Edible Garden to 6000 square feet, complete with an urban friendly chicken coop and we are featuring a Farmer's Market with a wonderful array of local produce."

Twenty full-sized garden installations from top California designers will display environmentally friendly elements such as native and drought tolerant plants, gray water irrigation, composting, permaculture design, and habitat gardens that nurture butterfly and songbird populations. Cutting edge design will incorporate locally quarried native stone and recycled materials while the children's Sproutopia section will teach kids in fun filled ways where their food comes from and the importance of connecting with the earth.  

The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show is held at 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo, midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Doors open at 10am daily. For Early Bird Pricing, Directions and a Daily Calendar visit or call 925-605-2923.

SOURCE San Francisco Flower & Garden Show