Plaza Voices: Growing Global Roots with Denver Botanic Gardens

Nopal cactus with fruit (tunas), from Mexico
Quinoa, a grain from South America Mizuna, a salad green from Japan

Colorado is known for producing fabulous peaches and cherries, but did you know you can also grow nopales, quinoa, and mizuna? Is there some special fruit or vegetable from your home country or your childhood that you long to eat fresh from the garden? Then this workshop might be for you!

The Denver Public Library's Plaza program has partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens for a special free workshop, Growing Global Roots, this weekend, Sunday April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street.

Master gardener and Botanic Gardens Senior Curator Panayoti Kelaidis will speak about the wide variety of international plants that can be grown here in Colorado. Have your tough gardening questions answered during the Q&A session afterward! There will also be crafts for kids, food, and time to tour the gardens--all for free! Please contact Will Chan, wchan@denverlibrary.org for more information.

Sunday April 27 is also Dia del Niño! Don't miss all the fun activities at the Central Library and other locations downtown.

Plaza is a meeting place where people from all over the world connect with information, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences, building Denver’s global community.

To find a Plaza program near you, please see our events calendar.

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