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Garden Friends and Foes (Free Class!)
July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Learn how to identify and deal with common garden pests. We will also review beneficial garden insects, how to attract them, and the importance of biodiversity in your landscape. Participants will brew and take home their own garlic pepper spray.
Please sign up for this free class here: https://forms.gle/64tSEsy1nYPLe9zj9
This class is part of the the 2019 Community Food Program at First Market Farm. Supported by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation’s Community Health Grant, the Community Food Program is a family-based series of seed to table classes held at First Market Farm and in collaboration with the City of Rochester Public Market’s new instructional kitchen. Six community garden classes are offered May – September and six community cooking and food preservation classes will be offered July – September. Classes are designed and taught by the Community Food Team made up of two youth interns, a peer mentor, and garden and kitchen coordinators. The Community Food Team has carefully structured classes to engage Rochester families in a diverse array of growing, cooking, and preserving methods centered around traditional cultural knowledge and memory.
Community garden classes feature seasonal gardening practices for home-scale production using a variety of organic growing methods. Garden class participants receive organic compost, seeds and seedlings, fresh produce, and a hand tool for home use at the end of each class. Community cooking and preservation classes include culturally-sustaining recipes chosen by youth leaders to represent the cultures of their neighborhood. Classes feature produce grown at First Market Farm and sourced from local producers at the Market. Participants will receive hands-on educational activities, food tastings, and brochures that include recipes and shopping lists from vendors at the Market.