Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Hosts Food Festival on Sustainable Gardening How-Tos

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Have you always wanted a lush backyard garden?#Or perhaps wanted to move a bit further “off the grid”# and grow your own food?#Maybe you just wanted to support your community and lessen the environmental impact by purchasing locally grown produce, eggs and meat.

All of these topics and more will be addressed at the first annual Grow Your Own – the REAL Local Food Festival at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. This fantastic festival will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“Grow Your Own will provide some great information and serve as a guide to leaning about backyard gardening,”# said Jason West, GEHC director of programming and development.

There will be tables, presentations and workshops covering the how-to”s of backyard chickens, vegetable gardening, composting, local food CSA”s (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers” markets and local food restaurants.#Local farmers and organic educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide you with the knowledge to get started in your own backyard.

The festival also includes activities for the “wee”# gardeners.

“There will be children”s activities throughout the day,”# added West.#”Crafts, seed planting, Junior Master Gardener activities, and worm composting discoveries will get children excited to dig in the dirt as temperatures get warmer.#Home Depot will also be on campus with a Kid”s Workshop to assist young people in building their own garden critter home.”#

Join your friends on March 31 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for all things local.#Know where your food comes from while supporting your community and the Earth all at the same time.

Check the website for the schedule of events.#This festival is included with Center admission and is free for GEHC members.

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