Spring Luncheon

Thursday, June 8 2017

A cherished tradition continues with the Spring Luncheon, this year featuring Ellen Ecker Ogden, Co-Founder of The Cook’s Garden seed catalog in 1984, introducing home gardeners to exceptional European and American heirloom lettuces and salad greens. Ellen developed seasonal recipes for the catalog, which appeared in her first cookbook, From the Cook’s Garden. Ellen’s garden designs and articles have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, The New York Times and The Boston Globe to name a few. In her latest book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, Ellen shares her unique perspective on the kitchen garden, offering garden design layouts as well as recipes. We are thrilled to host her as she brings her art school inspired gardening knowledge and experience to Des Moines. 

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Mary Kay and Doug Bruce
Meredith Corporation
Nancy Bone
Allison and Jim Fleming
Linda and Thomas Koehn
McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith, P.C.
Amy Mills
Brenda and Bernie Mouw
Pauline and Bill Niebur
Deb and Bob Pulver
Janis and John Ruan
Trellis Café & Catering
West Bank
Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
Kathryn Bernau
Michelle Book
Cathy and Alan Koch
Julie and Larry Taylor
Deb Wiley and John Schmidt
Bella Flora
Fourth + Court Hy-Vee
Marriott Downtown
Meredith Corporation

Event Category: Signature Event Adult Education

Event Schedule

  • June 8, 2017 11:00 AM–01:00 PM