horn of plenty

The Gardener's Kitchen is the creation of Ginger Zucchino

Ginger is a native North Carolinian raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Growing up she apprenticed on a five acre family vegetable garden and worked for a commercial landscape design business and a commercial greenhouse and nursery operation. Ginger learned to can and preserve fruits and vegetables under the experienced, watchful, and loving eyes of her grandmothers. She formalized her education by earning a Bachelor's degree in Botany at UNC Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture at NC State University.

Ginger combines her love of organic sustainable agriculture with creativity and a passion for gourmet cooking. She created The Gardener's Kitchen to share with everyone her passion for growing, harvesting, cooking, and preserving fruits and vegetables through vivacious educational workshops.

Ginger believes everyone has the right to fresh, healthy, organically grown food. She wants you to enjoy acquiring the knowledge to provide organic produce for yourself - no matter where you live - whether in an apartment, urban or suburban home, or rural setting.