Nourishing People and the Planet

Drawing inspiration from the realization that the most intimate connections between people and nature are rooted in the food we eat, Phipps' commitment to green innovation includes a dedication to the improvement our region’s food systems. Phipps connects guests to clean, healthy foods through high-impact initiatives including its Rooftop Edible Garden, Café Phipps, Botany Hall Kitchen and more.

From the food we grow and serve on-site to the education programs we offer for all ages, Phipps seeks to redefine the relationship between people and food in a way that puts human and environmental health first.

Our three-star Green Restaurant Certified® café operates with a mission to provide guests with fresh, healthy meals featuring local, organic, sustainably produced and seasonal ingredients.

Phipps' state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen is a community service facility hosting a variety of engaging public cooking demonstration classes for all ages.

This dynamic outdoor demonstration space that provides fresh produce for Café Phipps and serves as a site of hands-on learning for a variety of our children's camps and youth programs. 

Since its inception in 2013, Homegrown has installed hundreds of raised-bed vegetable gardens at households in underserved neighborhoods and provided mentorship and resources.

This healthy lifestyles program of Phipps supports families and communities in their joruney toward healthy eating and fitness through events, online resources, grant opportunities and more.

Among the most popular spaces for children in the conservatory, the Play Farmers' Market takes advantage of the child’s natural interest in food to introduce what real, healthy food looks like.

Phipps furthers its healthy food initiatives through public events including the Waste Not Dinner and annual Tomato and Garlic Day. Watch our calendar for upcoming programs!

This annual symposium explored the effects of food systems, habits and culture on human, animal and environmental health in 2019's "One Health and the Future of Food."

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Adam Milliron, Phil Johnson II, Mark Dixon