Farm to Fork Picnic in the Garden

Piedmont Culinary Guild has partnered with Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) for this chef and farmer pairing – a celebration of year-round local food. The evening will also feature multiple food artisans, local brewers, distillers, and wineries.

Attendees will enjoy the wonderful tasting event as they stroll through Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, enjoy live music, and listen to speakers who will talk on food-related topics.

Featured Chefs

Andrew Dodd – Stagioni
Ashley Boyd – 300 East
Charles Semail – Chef Charles Catering
Christopher Young – Queen City Market
Dave Feimster – Fahrenheit
James Patterson – Sedgefield Country Club
Jamie Barnes – What the Fries
Jonathan Fortes – Flipside Café
Jossie Lukacik – Sweet Affairs
Joy Turner – Pine Island Country Club
Julia Simon – Nourish
Larry Schreiber – Good Food on Montford
Matthew Martin – Fern, Flavors from the Garden
Michael Bowling – Soul Food Sessions
Michael Rayfield – US National Whitewater Center
Mike Rozycki – Kindred / Hello Sailor
Oscar LaFuente – QC Catering
Ryan Forte – Southminster
Steven Goff – Aux Bar
Terra Ciotta – The Art Institute of Charlotte
Travis Myers – Willow’s Bistro

Featured Farmers

Ben Street – Street Fare Farm
Brent Barbee – Barbee Farms
Chase Reynolds – Two Pigs Farm
Chris Fletcher – Green Meadow Acres
Cindy Digh – Clearview Farms
Greg Stephens – Rocky River Farms
Jamie Ager – Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Jennifer Stalford – J&J Family Farm
Jessica Smith – Strongbird Farm
Katherine Belk – Wild Hope Farm
Lee Menius – Wild Turkey Farm
Mary Roberts – Windcrest Farm
Mindy Robinson – Tega Hills Farm
Nicole Burnette – Rogue Farms
Sara Jane Davis – A Way Of Life Farm
Thom Duncan – 100 Gardens

Liquid Refreshments

Caroline & Robbie Delaney – Muddy River Distillery
Elizabeth Anne Dover – Dover Vineyards
Jason & Sarah Alexander – Free Range Brewing
Kevin Sondey – Catawba Brewing Company
Lou Anne Gaffney – Surry Cellars
Suzanne Ramsey – Uncle Scott’s Root Beer

Crafted Foods

Adam Duke – Dukes Bread
Alison Leininger – Savory Spice Shop
Brooks Mixon – Sun Raised Farms
Courtney Buckley – Your Mom’s Donuts
Gabriel Key – Foggy Mountain Pasta
Kate Brun – Lucky Leaf Gardens
Lee Menius – Carolina Craft Butchery
Megan Lambert – Garnet Gals Jams & Jellies
Niki Farrington – Niki’s Pickles
Rachel Klebaur – Orrman’s Cheese Shop
Rebecca & John Borland – Blue Goat Dairy

It’s an evening to celebrate all the wonderful food and food talent we all enjoy here in the Carolinas Piedmont!

Beer Garden Open

Discover local craft brews in DSBG’s new Beer Garden! Located on the east side of the Garden adjacent to the Orchid Conservatory, the Beer Garden overlooks formal gardens and features patio or lawn seating for good conversation, picnics, a round of cornhole and more while you enjoy a cold beer. On select days, listen to live music and grab a bite from a food truck.

Admission to the Beer Garden is free for Garden members or included in general Garden admission >>> Learn More

Beer Garden Hours 

  • Saturdays & Sundays, April 7 – July 21; 12 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, May 31 – Aug. 30; 5 – 8:30 p.m. (during Sip & Stroll)
  • Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 28; 12 – 4:30 p.m.

Entertainment Calendar – More Coming Soon!
Subject to change.

Beer Garden Open

Discover local craft brews in DSBG’s new Beer Garden! Located on the east side of the Garden adjacent to the Orchid Conservatory, the Beer Garden overlooks formal gardens and features patio or lawn seating for good conversation, picnics, a round of cornhole and more while you enjoy a cold beer. On select days, listen to live music and grab a bite from a food truck.

Admission to the Beer Garden is free for Garden members or included in general Garden admission >>> Learn More

Beer Garden Hours 

  • Saturdays & Sundays, April 7 – July 8; 12 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, May 31 – Aug. 30; 5 – 8:30 p.m. (during Sip & Stroll)
  • Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 28; 12 – 4:30 p.m.

Entertainment Calendar – More Coming Soon!
Subject to change.

Volunteer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Volunteer!

Please fill out an Application Form, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your orientation date. If you have any questions, please call 704-829-1257 or email wiley@dsbg.org.

2018 Orientation Dates
Thursday, January 11; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 8; 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 26; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 17; 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 10; 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 28; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 26; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 9; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 13; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 18; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 6; 4 – 5 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Volunteer!

Please fill out an Application Form, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your orientation date. If you have any questions, please call 704-829-1257 or email wiley@dsbg.org.

2018 Orientation Dates
Thursday, January 11; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 8; 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 26; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 17; 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 10; 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 28; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 26; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 16; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 13; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 18; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 8; 4 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 6; 4 – 5 p.m.