home & garden: Project Grow events for growing food and wildcrafting
Two Project Grow events this weekend will help you welcome the gardening season.
Project Grow’s Heirloom plant sale will be held on on Saturdays, May 12 and May 19 in front of The People's Food Coop at 216 N. Fourth Ave. This popular annual plant sale offers more than 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and basil. Heirloom seeds preserve bio-diversity which in turn supports ecological, economic, nutritional and cultural success. Many gardeners prefer heirloom vegetables because of their superior taste.
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On Sunday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m., Linda Diane Feldt will lead a workshop on Wildcrafting. Join holistic health practitioner and herbalist, Diane Feldt, for a slow stroll through the Black Pond Woods of the Leslie Science Center, to identify local medicinal and edible wild plants. Linda Diane has taught many courses locally on wild local foods and has authored several books on the subject. More information can be found on her website: www.lindadianefeldt.com.
This class will be held rain or shine; come dressed for the weather and walking. Meet in the parking lot at LSNC. Class size limited to 20. Fee: $10 per person or a family of two. Register here at http://www.projectgrowgardens.org/classes-events/classes/2012/05/13/wildcrafting
You can find more information about Project Grow’s gardens and events on their website.
Janice and Jim Leach tend a backyard plot in downtown Ann Arbor, where they try to grow as many vegetables and other plants as possible. For the last five years, they've published gardening tips, photos and stories at their 20 Minute Garden website.