GROW IT - EAT IT VEGETABLE &HERB SYMPOSIUM
JAMES CITY RECREATION CENTER
MARCH 25, 2017
Master Gardeners' Incredible Edibles are presenting their sixth annual gardening symposium "Grow It - Eat It" on Saturday March 25, 8:40-12:30 at James City Recreation Center on Longhill Road, rooms A, B and C. This is an opportunity for new and experienced gardeners to learn how to successfully produce home-grown vegetables and herbs. Come, bring a friend, enjoy free refreshments, and begin planning your garden early! You'll hear MG speakers, experience hands-on demonstrations, get your questions answered, and see interesting displays. Pre-register for this FREE symposium at Eventbrite.com./ Grow It & Eat It.
Speakers include: Jerry Babski: Creating a Vegetable Garden; Deb Bussert & Lee Fuerst: Organic Vegetable Gardening; Dan Abargast: Good Bugs & Bad Bugs; Barbara Floyd, Growing Veggies When Physically Challenged. Several MGs will participate in Questions and Answers.
Hands-on demonstrations and displays include: Starting Vegetables from Seed, Gardening with Herbs, Crops in Pots, Recipes-Harvest to Table, Composting, Know Your Bugs, Straw Bale Gardening, and Vermiculture.
In addition, Harvest to Table will offer yummy samples suggesting ways to use your produce along with recipes, great garden books to peruse, catalogues, and handouts to help every gardener be successful!
This symposium had its beginning with the development of the Master Gardener Historic Triangle Community Garden at the HistoricTriangle Community Center on Waller Mill Road. The development of the garden has continued over the last few years and offers members of the community 4' by 6' garden plots ready to plant along with guidance from members of the Incredible Edibles team throughout the growing season. Extra produce from the garden is donated to the FISH food bank located in the same building. Symposium participants will have an opportunity to join the garden for 2018.
This item was posted by a community contributor.