The Art of Arranging with Edible Flowers

Workshop | May 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore the world of edible flowers for use in both the kitchen and vase. Join Stefani Bittner, owner of Homestead design collective and author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest, and lead gardener Sierra Zackzewski for a hands-on discussion and tasting of many of the exquisite edible flowers that grow here in the Bay Area. They will explain how to plant strategically to maximize harvest and beauty, and how to utilize edible flowers - in lush arrangements, pressed cheeses, medicinal teas, healing creams and infused vinegars. This will be a hands-on arranging class, and you will learn how to make your own stunning floral creation.

About the presenters:

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. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2013) and Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants (Ten Speed Press, 2017).
Her team offers a unique and sophisticated approach, using both organic farming and fine gardening skills, for people who want help creating aesthetically designed, organic edible gardens. Homestead provides design, installation, and full-service organic maintenance, harvesting, bee keeping, preserving, floristry and composting services. Homestead is the design team behind the new Test Gardens for Sunset Magazine, the edible garden for Marin Art & Garden Center, and the community garden for Bay Meadows. Their gardens can be found in commercial properties, public spaces, and private residences, and their work has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Food & Wine, Time Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmer, Food52, and

Sierra Zackzewski 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 Napa, where she lives with five beloved chickens and grows most of her own organic produce.

 $65 / $60 UCBG Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606