Eat What You Sow

Pretty petunias are great, but a flower garden doesn’t feed the family. In keeping with the urban-farming trend, the Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show at the American Royal Center (1701 American Royal Court) devotes much of its schedule to showing how to grow, prepare and save your own produce and herbs. The “Garden of Eatin’ ” area comes courtesy of Powell Gardens, whose green-thumbed experts teach novices how to turn a plot of earth into a vibrant, edible landscape. University of Missouri Extension members demonstrate how to stretch a summer bounty into winter sustenance. And Price Chopper’s “Chef Linda” offers tips on how to cook those meals. Stroll the tomato, bean and corn rows from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $8.50 for adults; children younger than 12 get in free. See for a detailed weekend schedule.— Crystal K. Wiebe 

Fri., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2011