You are Invited!
Burpee Fest – Big Ideas Under A Big Tent.
Save The Date- Saturday, August 15, 2015
Where: Burpee’s Historic Fordhook Farm
When: Saturday, August 15th.
Admission Is Free
Special Events Schedule:
9:30 – Welcome and Introduction by George Ball, Burpee CEO
9:40 – Rallying Address by Barbara Damrosch, Author, farmer and Washington Post columnist
10:15 – Issues Alert For All Gardeners: Award-winning journalist and Mother Jones writer and blogger Tom Philpott tackles tough issues for gardeners, from GMOs to hybrids to pollinator population decline
10:35 – In Search Of The Perfect Tomato: Simon Crawford, Burpee's Britain-based horticulturist provides his insider's secrets.
10:55 – Insider's View At Creating Flower Breeds: Henk van der Velde, Burpee's expert plant breeder, travels from his native Holland to reveal new flower varieties.
11:15 – Open questions with audience "Big Ideas Under Big Tent".
12:00 –Go Explore Fordhook Farm's many gardens and demonstrations. (listed below)
12:30 – Chefs from the Food Network Test Kitchen share their most delicious tomato recipes and tips.
12:30 & 2:30pm – Cooking Green & Easy with Chef Gabe Kennedy, 2015 winner of "The Taste" TV show.
1:30 – Radio Host Mike McGrath of beloved "You Bet Your Garden" on WHYY dishes on his latest favorite gardening ideas and answers all your questions.
Gardens and grounds will be open for self-guided tours.
Burpee experts will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.
For Directions Click Here
Note: Some of the gardens are not Handicap-accessible.
Fordhook Open Speakers
George Ball - Burpee Chairman & CEO
Barbara Damrosch - Author and Organic farmer, Washington Post columnist
Gabe Kennedy- 2015 Season Three winner ABC's "The Taste" TV Show
Tom Philpott - Journalist farmer, blogger Mother Jones writer
Mike McGrath - "You Bet Your Garden" show
Rob Cardillo - Nationally recognized horticulture photographer