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Good Life Garden explores home-grown food


Saturday Sep 27th 2008




The UC Davis Good Life Garden, located at the Robert Mondavi
Institute for Wine and Food Science, will host its debut event
featuring David Howard, Prince Charles' former head gardener and one
of the world's foremost experts on organic and sustainable
horticulture, Saturday, Sept. 27.

Registration for the public event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at UC
Davis' Sciences Lecture Hall. The program will last from 5 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., including a "Taste of the Region" food sampling. Program
information and tickets, costing $75 per person, are available
through the Good Life Garden Web site at:

In addition to Howard, guest speakers will be author and food
historian Ethne Clarke, discussing the evolution of the kitchen
garden from the late medieval period to the 19th century, and local
author, cooking school owner and Slow Food leader Georgeanne Brennan.

Brennan will speak at 5 p.m., discussing how to create and maintain a
kitchen garden that is both aesthetically pleasing and productive

Clarke will speak at 5:30 p.m. about contemporary home food
production from a historical standpoint.

The 6 p.m. "Taste of the Region" will feature a wide array of
regional farm-raised and handcrafted foods, wine and beer. Attendees
will taste products ranging from heirloom tomatoes and wine grapes to
caviar, cheeses, bread, chocolate and smoked fish.

At 7 p.m., horticultural expert Howard will discuss the gardens at
Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, England, Prince Charles' private

The Robert Mondavi Institute's Good Life Garden celebrates the
relationship between good food and good health by linking the
culinary arts, nutrition, and wine and food sciences in an academic
setting. It will offer year-round public events, workshops,
internships and volunteer opportunities.

Media contact(s):
* Kira O'Donnell, Good Life Garden event coordinator, (916) 705-9621
* Pat Bailey, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-9843,



Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science