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Workshop helps home gardeners grow their own food
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Grow Your Own Food Sustainably in Your Own Yard
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 5735 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville
How much: $60
More info: 770-887-0051

Cedar Hill Enrichment Center is hosting a one-day workshop for people who want to transform their home and yard into a food-producing garden.

The program, “Grow Your Own Food Sustainably in Your Own Yard,” will take place Saturday at the center, 5735 Dawsonville Highway, in Gainesville.

The workshop includes interactive presentations and hands-on sessions aimed at educating and inspiring participants to create their own home gardening system. The goal is to meet their needs for food as locally, sustainably, and economically as possible, according to Cedar Hill Enrichment Center’s Executive Director, Kat Stratton.

Topics include “Food Forests in Your Yard,” “No-Dig Gardening,” “Annual and Perennial Vegetable Gardens,” “Building Healthy Soils,” “Backyard and Neighborhood Ecology” and the “Integrated Home System.”  A hands-on exercise also is included.  

 “We are addressing a growing desire in people all across America” said Nancy Carnes, instructor for the course. “People want to personally play a larger part in creating a more resilient future for their families and for the country.”

Nancy Carnes is experienced in sustainability education and design. The cost for the workshop is $60.

Participants should provide their own potluck lunches; kitchen facilities will be available.

To register or for more information, call Cedar Hill at 770-887-0051.

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