2021 FEATURED SPEAKER
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:30
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 12:30
"Culinary Use of Edible Flowers"
Denise Schreiber is a lecturer, columnist, Mrs. Know It All of The Organic Gardeners. One of her best known presentations is the
Edible Flowers Food Fest held every July in Pittsburgh, PA
As a licensed pesticide professional she is capable of creating training sessions to help professionals meet their licensing requirements.
Denise also works with professional trade groups to develop programs that enhance local growers knowledge and skills and has also served as a floral
judge for several years working with 4-H groups.
Denise has a rich and varied background in gardening. The granddaughter of Italian immigrant farmers, she has been in the garden since she was 5, harvesting the abundant produce of the family garden. After working at various jobs, she became involved again with horticulture, including going back to school for a degree in floriculture. During a magical trip to the gardens of England and Wales, she discovered rose petal ice cream which she now considers food of the gods. Searching for more edible flower recipes upon her return home, she began a sold out edible flowers food fest in Pittsburgh which is now in it's 12th year with attendees from many states.Each year she adds new recipes to the inventory. In 2010 she began to write "Eat Your Roses" and Pansies, Lavender and 49 other delicious flowers.