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Join us this Thursday, March 20, 2014 for the Healthy Living Garden Series at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is not only a great way to exercise; it is also a great way to eat. Many fruits and vegetables contain naturally occurring compounds, called antioxidants, which aide in the fight against heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure. I also believe that fresh tastes better!
March 20th – Let’s Get Started, 6-8:30 p.m.: Thursday evening, I will begin with square foot gardening, site selection, soil preparation, recommended fruit and vegetable varieties and begin talking about pruning brambles and fruit trees.
March 27th – Test Your Taste Buds, 6-8:30 p.m.: County Extension Agent for Family and Consu-mer Science, Jane Proctor, will treat your taste buds to a variety of different foods and demonstrate how to incorporate them into meal planning.
April 3rd – Day Trip to Jungle Jim’s, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Jungle Jim’s is the largest international market in three states. You will see more than 50,000 grocery items from 75 countries. Day trip participants should attend at least one of the Healthy Living Garden Series programs.
April 10th – Garden Health, 6-8:30 p.m.: I will finish discussion on pruning fruit trees and brambles. We will also talk about limiting the use of pesticides in the garden to control insects and disease.
April 22nd – Coffee 101, 6-8:30 p.mm: Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science, Jane Proctor, will cover the history, culture, types, equipment, storage, and health effects of coffee. Participants will also have the opportunity to taste different coffees during this session.
Call the Trimble County Extension Office at 502-255-7188 to register for the Healthy Living Garden Series.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Michael Pyles is Trimble County’s Cooperative Extension agent for agriculture.