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CelebratE SPRING at the Havemeyer Edible Garden

James Beard Award Winning Author of the Vegetarian Flavor Bible Karen Page, special guest speaker at the Havemeyer Edible Garden Spring Dinner

Karen Page

The Havemeyer Edible Garden’s Spring celebration took place on Monday April 26, 2015 and featured Karen Page, author of the Vegetarian Flavor Bible, The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More, Based on the Wisdom of Leading American Chefs.

THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE is an essential reference book for nutritionists, registered dietitians, nutrition students, vegans and vegetarians.  This beautifully illustrated book begins by providing the reader with a history of vegetarianism through the ages.  Subsequent chapters entice the reader with detailed and practical tips on ways to enhance flavor without adding calorie laden ingredients.The book also discusses the nuanced differences between taste, mouthfeel, aroma and the X factor and how these contribute to a totally yummy vegetarian experience.

A highlight in this book is the flavor matching chapter which is filled with vegetarian ingredients from A to Z. For each ingredient the author includes its flavor, seasonality, a description of the ingredient, the nutritional information, the best cooking technique, and the dishes it is best for. (More)

Our Mission:

The Havemeyer Edible Garden at Ramapo College serves as a fertile ground for learning about sustainable food, eating and nutrition.

Our Purpose:

Learning experiences involving the Havemeyer Edible Garden focus on sustainable food and nutrition programs that bring about awareness and motivate individuals to make healthier food choices.

The major focus of the garden is:

  • Deliver sustainable food and nutrition programs for students.
  • Provide sustainable food and nutrition education programs for athletes.
  • Deliver a sustainable food and nutrition lecture series, inviting the community to get involved.
  • Present nutrition programs for children.
  • Invite teachers to participate in sustainable food and nutrition programs.
  • Create global sustainability initiatives for students pursuing study abroad programs.

Printable Brochure: Download this printable brochure of the Havemeyer Edible Garden and learn more about educational programming at the Garden.

Printable Brochure (PDF)


Food Network star, Ellie Krieger, special guest at Havemeyer Edible Garden  Sixth Annual Fundraiser

The Havemeyer Edible Garden’s sixth annual fundraiser took place on September 18, 2014 and featured Ellie Krieger, well-known host of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite.”  Krieger is a James Beard Foundation award-winning and New York Times best selling author. She recently released a highly acclaimed new cookbook Weeknight Wonders: Delicious Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less (More).

High School Seniors Sew the Seeds of Change

Learn here about how the Havemeyer Edible Garden delivers hands-on nutrition programming for high school students. (Programs)

Ramapo College Clubs Engage in the Edible Garden

From clubs like SIFE and 1Step to the Peer Nutrition Educators, EOF programs, and sustainable living residences, opportunities abound for Ramapo students to get involved in the Garden and promote healthy sustainable living. (Programs)