Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fair Share Urban Garden & Artisan Market: Spring Equinox Festival March 21

The Fair Share Urban Garden Project will be hosting a Spring Equinox Festival featuring a traditional African Dance performance by The Heritage Dancers & Drummers on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature free workshops for all ages, an artisan market with Fair Trade crafts, natural herbal balms and soaps by Aquarian Bath, “found” or recycled jewelry, and functional pottery bowls for your kitchen, wine glass ID tags, and more.

Schedule of events:

9:00 a.m. Opening of the Artisan Market

10:00 a.m. Chinese Nutrition. Join Cory Trusty of Chinese Therapeutics during a workshop focused on therapeutic use of fruits and vegetables, many of which can be grown in your Florida garden. Chinese nutrition is a counterpart to Traditional Chinese Herbology. Foods are characterized according to their temperature, flavor, functions and contraindications. The benefits of common foods such as celery, walnuts, watermelon and tangerine will be discussed. For more information on this workshop contact aquarianbath AT gmail.com.

11:00 a.m. Starting Your Vegetable Garden with Seeds & Starts with Master Gardener Richard Cherry. Workshop will cover propagating your vegetables from seed, pricking seedlings, and transplanting starts into the garden bed. For more information on this workshop contact The Volusia County Cooperative Extension Service at 386-257-6012.

12:00 p.m. The Heritage Dancers & Drummers performance is led by instructor, Yvette Harley who offers African dance and drumming classes to students of all ages. For more information email culturallyyours212 AT yahoo.com.

The Fair Share Urban Garden & Artisan Market is located along side the Daytona Beach Lion's Club at 405 White Street near Daytona State College.

The Fair Share Urban Garden Project is a sustainable urban agriculture program of Salt of the Earth, Inc., a local 501 (c ) 3, nonprofit organization. For more information visit MeetUp.com or contact Joel Tippens at fairsharegarden AT gmail.com or 386-451-9003.
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