Food and Farm Speaker Series at Village Art Circle Gallery
Saturdays, October 4 -11 -18
All talks are free - registration is not required, it's suggested so we can plan seating.
Insights Into Creating a Community Garden
Jenn Sanford-Johnson Manager Well Feed Community Garden
The Well Fed Community Garden WFCG is a demonstration community garden at 1321 Athens Drive in southwest Raleigh, NC. The garden uses organic practices to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in addition to providing a home to eight chickens and two beehives. The front yard contains a walking labyrinth and native flower pollinator gardens.
The Well Fed Community Garden is sponsored by the Irregardless Cafe and 4 other families who are friends of the Irregardless. The Community Garden is funded by the Irregardless’ guarantee to purchase up to eighty percent of the produce grown by the garden. The remaining twenty + percent of the produce is distributed to the volunteers and is given back to the community.
Urban Farming in Southeast Raleigh and Growing Farmers
Sun Butler - Divison Chief of Agricultural Programs , Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
IFFS is transforming a corner of Hoke Street into an urban agriculture resource. The IFFS Training Center at Hoke St. is a 14,400 square foot warehouse on 2.79 acres of land in urban Southeast Raleigh. The site is in the early stages of development as a hub of urban food production and training. A small part of the property is currently developed in raised beds, a composting system, and a hoop house constructed last fall as part of their partnership with Will Allen’s Growing Power.
Cultivating Community in Southeast Raleigh
Preserve Your Bounty For Use Year-Round
Ginger Zucchino - The Gardener's Kitchen
Ginger is the creator of The Gardener's Kitchen, she teaches a variety of workshops related to organic gardening in Cary.
Ginger is a native North Carolinian raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Growing up she apprenticed on a five acre family vegetable garden and worked for a commercial landscape design business and a commercial greenhouse and nursery operation. Ginger learned to can and preserve fruits and vegetables under the experienced, watchful, and loving eyes of her grandmothers. She formalized her education by earning a Bachelor's degree in Botany at UNC Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture at NC State University.
Ginger combines her love of organic sustainable agriculture with creativity and a passion for gourmet cooking. She created The Gardener's Kitchen to share with everyone her passion for growing, harvesting, cooking, and preserving fruits and vegetables through vivacious educational workshops.
Ginger believes everyone has the right to fresh, healthy, organically grown food. She wants you to enjoy acquiring the knowledge to provide organic produce for yourself - no matter where you live - whether in an apartment, urban or suburban home, or rural setting.
What Does Certified Organic Really Mean?
Fred Miller of Hilltop Farm - Wake County's Only Certified Organic Farm
Hilltop Farm in Willow Springs, NC is a Certified Organic Produce farm.
Hilltop is dedicated to exploring agricultural alternatives to conventional farming and traditional crops. They adhere to strict organic standards and strive to provide the healthiest food possible.
Hilltop Farms is Wake County's first and only USDA Certified Organic farm.
Fred will also discuss Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).