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Garden to Table Restaurants

The Pyramid Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas boasts local, sustainable American cuisine, using fresh ingredients from a terrace garden. The full and fresh 3,000-square-foot rooftop vegetable and herb garden includes a greenhouse. Photo from The Fairmont Dallas.

Eat ultra-local at these great garden-to-table restaurants

By Michael Harlan Turkell
USA Today
April 2014


The concept of farm-to-table has been trending for a while, yet some restaurants don’t have to rely on local farms for everything. We’ve gathered a slew of kitchens around the country that grow and serve vegetables, fruits and herbs from on-site gardens, usually cared for by the chefs and restaurateurs themselves. Chef Dennis Marron of Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar in Washington, D.C. cultivates an array of fresh produce and herbs in Poste’s courtyard garden.

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Urban farming at NE Portland’s Madison High School keeps teens engaged

It’s not a Portlandia sketch.

By Nicole Dungca
Oregon Live
April 08, 2014


There is, indeed, an “urban farming” course at Madison High in Northeast Portland.

Teacher Susan Wiencke sometimes laughs at how the class seems to fit the Portland stereotype, but that doesn’t take away from the genuine enthusiasm her students have in the garden.

Wiencke, who also teaches a sustainable agriculture course, said students love working with a hands-on curriculum.

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