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OUR FALL SEMESTER INTERNS!
Please join us in extending a big, warm welcome to our 2014 Fall Semester High School Interns:

Caleb – BenderDigger Youth Gardening Project
Carolyn – Local Food Special Events
Hailey – On-Line Market, AJCC Location
Isaac – On-Line Market, West End Location
Kyong – Evans Towne Farmers Market Kids Education
Russell – On-Line Market, AJCC Location
Sam – Evans Towne Farmers Market Kids Ed, AJCC
Tabias – On-Line Market, West End Location
Taylor – On-Line Market, AJCC Location

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SAT, SEPT 6
RAISED BED WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP & SUPPER
4 TICKETS LEFT!
2 SCHOLARSHIPS LEFT!
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
SORRY! THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT!

WED, SEPT 10
HERB GARDEN TRANSFORMATION AT EDGAR’S GRILLE
CALL TO VOLUNTEER!!!
ALG is honored to have been invited to transform the outdoor patio landscaping at Edgar’s Grille into a herb 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 and donation of compost for this project, and to Lonnie Stephenson, Exec Chef at Edgar’s Grille, for his vision and partnership.

THUR, OCT 2
ARK IN THE PARK!
A FABULOUS, FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!!
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. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org to arrange to bring your group from school, scouts, church, clubs, senior centers, etc!

FRI, OCT 3
MUSCADINE WINE MAKING WORKSHOP
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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. 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
VOLUNTEERS! SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE MEAL TICKET!
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 simple, delicious, sit-down farm dinner afterwards. Work and farm tour goes from 1p-4:30pm; dinner starts at 5pm. We’ve set our goal at 25 volunteers! Will you be one of them?!!

See y’all at the markets!
Kim