Monday, May 9, 2016

Urban farming class at Alafaya branch of OCLS this Saturday

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM

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If you've ever thought that you might like to have a couple of backyard chickens or build up a nice self-sustaining vegetable garden (or both!), the Alafaya branch of the Orange County Library System is bringing current farmers, activists and gardeners together to advocate and educate attendees about the virtues (and how-to's) of growing and raising your own food in an event called #FarmDay.

Show up at 10 a.m. and learn about urban farming, organic gardening and farm animals. Visit with local "real-food movement" activist and educator Steve Moreau, who will give a talk on how buying meat from grass-fed animals and locally grown produce positively impacts the local economy, the environment and health.

At noon, master gardener Dena Wild from the UF/IFAS Extension will share tips and getting-started tricks for the basics of growing vegetables in Central Florida.

Orange County Library — Alafaya Branch
12000 E. Colonial Drive

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