Edible Gardens Conference May 18 in Marianna, Arkansas

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

13227493_10154254961223331_49707732233874143_oThe 6th Annual Edible Gardens Conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Demonstration Outreach Center (ADOC) in Marianna. The conference gets underway at 9:30 a.m. with registration and will end at 2 p.m.

Aimed at local growers and residents, gardeners, SNAP recipients and anyone interested in food safety and eating a healthy diet using Arkansas-grown foods, the conference theme is “Local Foods Providing Health Choices.”

The conference will showcase high tunnel gardening which includes growing greens, sweet potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes and cucumbers. Other sessions include beekeeping and healthy eating habits.

ADOC is located at 330 Lee County Road 407 in Marianna, Arkansas, and houses the Agriculture Training Center for Alternative Crops and Vegetable Processing specializing in the production, grading, marketing and demonstrations of alternative crops.

For more information, to be included in the complimentary luncheon count, if you have special needs or to pre-register, contact Margaret Taylor at (870) 575-7144 or taylorm@uapb.edu; or contact Earnestine Broadway at (870) 630-2005 or eaec@sbcglobal.net.

The conference is sponsored by the East Arkansas Enterprise Community and UAPB ADOC. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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