“We want to show the whole route, seed to plate. We wanted it to be educational. I think we’re succeeding on all points.”
Another feature is what are called “authors gardens,” where writers of food books can literally display plants and product contained in their works.
There’s also a youth education component, which includes a maze for kids to play in and the ability to plant popcorn.
Product from the garden is used one of three ways, Tschanz said. There are cafes on the premises. There are also tasting stations. Excess is sold to gift shops at Powell Gardens or donated to local Harvesters.
Tschanz said there also are weekly chef demonstrations at a cook top out at the large barn structure at the west end of the garden, along with weekend festivals.