Reap What You Sow
At The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina’s Grain to Oven event, you can harvest your own grain, mill it into flour and make your own pizza from scratch.
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina, a nonprofit botanical garden, is inviting the public to attend its Grain to Oven events in June 2023. They have planted more than 3 acres of four different types of grain — wheat, barley, oats and rye — and during a Grain to Oven event, you will harvest, thresh, winnow and grind the grain into flour. Finally, with your freshly made flour, you will make a delicious pizza using provided toppings in their brick-fired oven.
This is a great event for the whole family. All food toppings will be provided, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event. Grain to Oven is open to adults and children of all ages. Note that part of the experience is venturing out into the grain fields; please dress accordingly.
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina has partnered with Brie the Plant Lady for this awesome experience. You’ll learn from industry expert and bestselling author and horticulturist Brie Arthur, who has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out-of-the-box gardening advice. With two decades of experience as a professional horticulturist, propagator and communicator, Brie shares her expertise with audiences around the country and is a correspondent on the Emmy award-winning PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World.” You can follow Brie’s gardening journey through her YouTube channel, Brie the Plant Lady.
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina is dedicated to improving lives, cultivating inspiration, offering a variety of experiences and generating income for the community.
Want to go?
Grain to Oven
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina, 985 Johnson Nursery Road, Willard
Learn where your food comes from and how it’s made while creating a healthy, nutrient-rich pizza that comes right from the field.
Friday, June 16, 4 to 7:30 pm with guest lecture from Brie Arthur
Saturday, June 17, 4 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 18, 4 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 24, 4 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 25, 4 to 7:30 pm with guest lecture from Brie Arthur
$45 to $60; free for children younger than 5
Get more information and tickets to Grain to Oven by clicking here.