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Today: Both Botanic Gardens locations grow culinary knowledge

Tonight, garden designer and cookbook author Lucinda Hutson will speak at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, as part of the Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series. The garden will host an herb-garden tour at 5:15 and a Slow Food Denver tasting at 6 p.m.; the lecture starts at 7. Admission is $20 to $30, and series tickets are available for $110 to $140. E-mail your reservation to [email protected] or call 720-865-3580.

For news of the Gardens' new Community Supporting Agriculture program, keep reading.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, you can stop by the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, where the Community Supporting Agriculture Program, a new venture between Kaiser Permanente and the Botanic Gardens, will be introduced; you can buy shares in the CSA and receive portions of the gardens' fresh produce from June through October. The kick-off event will feature students from Primrose Elementary School in Lone Tree and some volunteers planting the garden's first crop of peppers and tomatoes. For more info, call 303-973-3705 or visit

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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