One of the reasons to grow your own food is because home grown organic food is good for your health. We don’t really know what genetically modified food will do to us over the long term, but for those who don’t want to chance it, home grown food can help.
This year and last year we were compelled to sponsor Grow Your Health, Gardening, Food & Wellness Festival because it is a great place for our community to learn about how gardening links with yummy food and good health. All good things, right ? You bet !
This year at Grow Your Health, we will have a raffle at our table for winning prizes. In addition we will have our new product line that includes our Seed Starting Kit, Laminated Companion Planted Garden Designs and Debby’s new booklet on seed starting and seed buying. We will also have plants ! Yes, yummy spring greens plants to put in your garden.
Debby & Russell will each offer a class. Debby will talk about Growing Food in a Small Space, covering useful tid bits for containers, townhouses and small space gardening on a larger property. Russell will talk about how a good garden design, including permaculture design principles allows for productive use of your space so you really get what you want from it.
But we are only part of Grow Your Health, last year we had over 450 visitors and we expect more this year.
The event, which is Sunday March 23rd, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm at Woodson High School, will have at least 21 classes and demos, many local vendors who provide services and products to help you not only grow food, but find local health foods, and improve your health and well being in several ways. The food court will have local food vendors providing meals for most all diets (think vegetarian, meat lovers and raw foodies) along with food artisans of various kinds.
They even have stuff for kids !
For a crazy reasonable price in advance of $10 for adults and free for children under 16, this event is really a fun day of learning, good food and making new friends, along with the old ones you bring along to share the experience.
Stop by the Prior Unity Garden booth, say hi.. and maybe win something too !