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UPCOMING EVENTS:

TUE, AUG 19
FREE MICROGREEN SAMPLES, FROM LEAL GARDENS
In an effort to educate folks on the wonders and tastiness of microgreens, new farmer-0n-the-scene Manuel Leal of Grovetown will offer free microgreen tastings at the AJCC pick-up location, 4pm-6pm, this week. Free samples are also available to order on-line this week for all customers; limit 1 per family please. Come meet this urban grower and learn why he does what he does.

SAT, SEPT 6
RAISED BED WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP & SUPPER
Learn the finer points of winter vegetable gardening with the father-son team at Legacy Gardens: Steve & David Gianino. Located in Evans, the hands-on, in-depth workshop starts at 2pm. A wholesome, simple dinner will be served in the garden afterwards. Workshop tickets are $20. Five full scholarships for this workshop are available for beginner backyard growers through ALG, made possible by an honorarium from the Unitarian Universalist churches of Augusta and Aiken. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to apply for a scholarship. Tickets are available through our on-line market or contact David directly at legacygardener@yahoo.com.

SUN, SEPT 7
THREE-FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL
Come eat your way through the growing local foods scene of the CSRA! This educational tour starts at Hard Earth Farm in Modoc, SC, a fiber, veggie and fruit farm featuring a micro dairy for raw goats milk. The next stop is Icebox Farm in North Augusta, SC, a hobby farm specializing in heirloom breeds, “Ark of Taste” varieties and home of Slow Food CSR. Dessert will be at Bottle Tree Farm in Augusta, GA, a truly urban farm experience, replete with garden art. Tickets are $20 and are ALMOST SOLD OUT! To claim the last two, contact Kim today at kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
ALG is honored to have been invited to transform the outdoor patio landscaping at Edgar’s Grille into a teaching garden. The herb garden will be designed to enhance the learning experience for their culinary students, supported by Goodwill Industries. On Wed, Sept 10, starting at 9am, we could use just a few extra hands to help get a fresh start on this project. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help that morning! Hugs to Karen Smith at Southern Native Plantings for her guidance on this project, and to Lonnie Stephenson, Exec Chef at Edgar’s Grille, for his vision and partnership.

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK !!
Join Slow Food CSR at the Evans Towne Farmers Market on Oct 2 for a celebration of the Ark of Taste! The Ark of Taste is SLOW FOOD USA’s living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. Many foods on the Ark, both plants and animals, are grown right here in our area, and you’ll get to SEE some of them, and more importantly, to TASTE some of the wonderful dishes made with these amazing ingredients. By identifying and championing these foods, we keep them in production and on our plates. You’ll also learn about Slow Food International, Slow Food USA, Slow Food CSR and how you can play a part in supporting good, clean, fair food for all! Food lovers of all ages are welcome to this free event at the Evans Towne Farmers Market, 4:30pm-7pm

FRI, OCT 3
MUSCADINE WINE MAKING WORKSHOP
ALG is thrilled to have found a wine maker among its bunch! Danielle Shelton will join us on Friday, Oct 3, to teach a muscadine wine making workshop at the West End Market & Bakery in Augusta. The workshop will be demo style, given the multi-step nature of the process. Participants will see many different stages of the wine in its creation. Of course, sampling is all part of the fun. The educational & tasting component of the class costs $15. Start-up wine making kits will also be available for an additional $50, plus grapes! Tickets go on sale today through the ALG on-line market. Or contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, OCT 4
TASTES OF EARTH:
AN EDUCATIONAL FARM & SITE TOUR
FOLLOWED BY AN ELEGANT FARM DINNER
Southern Native Plantings at Longwood Plantation will partner with Culinary Connections to host an Educational Greenhouse, Nursery & Soil Education Tour called “Dirty to Delicious” followed by an Elegant Farm Dinner by Chef Charleen. Imagine sipping scoppernong wine sangria while you learn the finer points of native plant propagation in an organically certified greenhouse. Plan to nibble roasted okra with kale dip and pickled crudités while hearing about the vital role that soils plays in the nutritional value of your food. Enjoy a five-course menu for a sit-down dinner nestled in a native plant habitat behind a fruit tree grove. The educational component of the event is supported by Georgia Organics. Augusta Locally Grown will provide volunteer table service. Tickets are $40 and will go fast!! Purchase yours through the Augusta Locally Grown On-Line Market, the Statesboro Market2Go On-Line Market, or the Savannah Locally Grown On-Line Market. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to purchase tickets by mail, or to volunteer!

SUN, NOV 2
CROP MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE FARM
Grab your shovel and join us for “Crop Mob” at Clyde’s Fresh Produce Farm in Grovetown, GA. We’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees to give this family farm an extra boost of help for its future. In exchange, volunteers will be fed a delicious, sit-down farm dinner afterwards. Work goes from 1p-4:30pm; dinner starts at 5pm. We’ve set our goal at 25 volunteers! Will you be one of them?!!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED:

CSA COORDINATED NEEDED AT THE WEST END MARKET & BAKERY:
Sandi Johnson, owner of the West End Market & Bakery, is looking for a CSA Coordinator to work in engage for a CSA share. The weighing & sorting job requires approximately 2-3 hours each week, and can be done either Sunday evening or Monday very early. Contact Sandi at hexemausfarms@gmail.com to apply.

OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We are looking to fill the following special volunteer slots this fall.
• 6 adult volunteers to help set up, serve, and break down the Tastes of Earth Event farm dinner on Oct 4 in Newington, GA
• adult volunteers to lead educational cooking demos at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market, on the Tuesday afternoon of your choice, now through October
• 1 volunteer with some carpentry skills to help us put the finishing touches on the Local Foods Classroom at the West End Market & Bakery

See y’all at the markets!
Kim