UTSW, Dallas Arboretum partner to launch ‘A Tasteful Place’

UT Southwestern Medical Center is partnering with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to celebrate the opening of its new edible display garden, A Tasteful Place, which opened this month.

Rendering of edible display garden
Rendering of edible display garden

Inspired by the movement toward sustainability and healthy living, the 3.5-acre garden will include an orchard, herbs and flowers, a picnic lawn, walking trails, and a pavilion with an event space and teaching kitchen. Throughout the year, A Tasteful Place will offer horticulture presentations, parent-child cooking classes, recipe tastings, garden-to-table dinners, and nutrition presentations.

Beginning this month and occurring each Saturday through Nov. 4, members of UT Southwestern’s School of Health Professions, in connection with the Center for Human Nutrition, will offer nutrition presentations on a variety of topics. Presentations take place from 10-11 a.m. and are free with admission to the Dallas Arboretum. Here is a list of the upcoming presentations:

Oct. 7

“Cultivating an Antioxidant-Rich Palate: How to Enjoy Nature’s Healthiest Foods”

Jo Ann Carson, Ph.D., RDN, LD, Professor, Clinical Nutrition                            

Oct. 14 

“Fighting Cancer from Your Kitchen”       

Alicia Gilmore, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, Faculty Associate, Clinical Nutrition

Oct. 21

“Maximizing Flavor Using Mediterranean Herbs”

Susan Rodder, RDN, LD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition

Oct. 28

“The Gluten-Free Diet Craze: Friend or Foe?”         

Michelle Pearlman, M.D., Fellow, Internal Medicine

Nov. 4

“Eating Your Way to a Healthy Home for Your Microbiome”

Lona Sandon, Ph.D., RDN, LD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition