From the organizers:
The 34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center (the Gardens) is a purposefully designed organic garden model and wellness park that allows people of all age groups and cultures to grow healthy foods and participate in activities that promote health, wellness and good stewardship of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region. The Gardens has more than 100 raised beds, high tunnel production, dog park, walking trails, and much more.
Field day activities will include: “A Garden Tour and Square Foot Gardening/Intensive Planting Demonstrations”. The Square Foot Gardening method saves gardeners time, effort, tools, space and water. Schools across the nation and international humanitarian groups around the world are using the Square Foot Gardening method making inroads against poverty and hunger. The Square Foot Gardening method is estimated to cost 50% less, uses 20% less space, 10% of the water, and only 2% of the work compared to single row gardening. Additional benefits are: virtually no weeds, no digging or rototilling, and no heavy tools are necessary.
The Gardens was established in April of 2016 to address food deserts and food insecurities and promote environmental education among the vulnerable communities in the region. To date, the Gardens has recruited over 25 volunteer master gardeners, and provides workshops, training and seminars that promote health, wellness, gardening and environmental education. The Gardens houses outdoor classrooms and offers a year-round Environmental Earth Youth Club and a summer youth camp to educate and motivate youth about gardening and the environment while promoting healthy eating and living.
To encourage participation and spending time on the Gulf Coast, Hampton Inn & Suites has given us a great rate of $104 plus tax. Group Code: ASF. Reservations must be made by May 9th cut-off date to get this special rate. Hampton Inn is located at 15580 Daniel Blvd, just off Hwy 49. Let’ have a great event and hang out on the beautiful Gulf Coast!
There is NO COST to attend this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required!
TO REGISTER SEND EMAIL TO: AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com
FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND SHOES!