Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Super Foods - From Your Garden to Your Table

What: Superfoods: From Your Garden to Your Table

Where: Arlington Public Library, Central Library Auditorium

When: Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Come on out on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. for a program in the Central Library Auditorium on growing and eating Superfoods – like bitter melon, goji berry, billberry, jicama and enoki mushroom – in Northern Virginia. 

Jennifer Abel (Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent) and Kirsten Buhls (Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent) of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will explore cultural practices as well as preparation guidelines for including superfoods in your diet, with a focus on which superfoods are easiest to grow in our area.

This program is designed for both beginning/advanced gardeners and cooks, and is based on both Tonia Reinhard's book: Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet and current research being conducted at Virginia State University.

Native Plant Sale - University of Maryland Arboretum

Native Plant Sale at University of Maryland Arboretum
When: October 5, 2011 12:00 noon – 5pm

Location: University of Maryland Arboretum Outreach Center at the Apiary
Sponsoring Organization: University of Maryland Arboretum

Locally native wildflowers and grasses will be available, including bushy beardgrass, great blue lobelia, cardinal flower, wild stonecrop, pink fuzzybean, downy wildrye, orange coneflower, swamp rose mallow and many more.

Plants were lovingly grown by volunteers using seed descended from local wild populations.

Proceeds will be used to support native gardens on campus.

More Information:
Parking is available immediately adjacent to the plant sale at the Stadium Drive
Parking Garage ($3/hr pay stations).

Both the Apiary and the Stadium Drive Garage may be found on GoogleMaps.
Please visit www.arboretum.umd.edu.

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