Growing Tropical Perennials As Temperate Annuals and How to Use Them

  • April 11, 2020
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event has been postponed. A date for the re-scheduled event is TBD. 

Tropical perennials are stunning plants with limited pests and diseases, offering a diverse diet for a changing climate. Learning how to grow and use them is a focus area for local non-profit, The Utopian Seed Project. Join USP’s Chris Smith in a workshop that will cover the complete growing cycle, including storage and re-sprouting for a range of crop including: taro, arrowroot, yacon, turmeric, ginger, water chestnut, chayote, sweet potato, ube, and cassava. Note: the Utopian Seed Project is experimenting with open-field cultivation, not greenhouse production, so growing these crops is accessible to everyone.

As well as learning how to grow with plenty of show and tell on the practical ways to cultivate these crops, participants will also have the opportunity to taste test some of them. We’ll include cultural cultivation notes and practices, as well as simple preparations and nutritional info.


Venue Phone: 828.891.4497

176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, North Carolina, 28759, United States