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Ohio Farm Bureau to host Grow and Know Day at Malabar Farm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Living the rural life means a lot to learn, from figuring out how to grow a garden to managing your property. Due to their increasing popularity, topics such as these will be the focus of the Grow and Know Series, presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Grow and Know encourages people to get back to basics with their land and food, and provides information on how to make the most of their property, whether it’s a patio downtown or 50 acres in Ohio’s countryside. The series consists of four day-long events which will be held throughout Ohio, culminating with a holiday event in November.
The first regional event, "Farming on Five to Fifty,” will be held April 17, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio.
“This event will be perfect for those looking for ideas on what to do with a few extra acres,” said Cara Lawson, promotion specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau and one of the coordinators for the event. “The sessions selected for 'Farming on Five to Fifty' are designed to help people learn how to grow food for themselves, their family and friends.”
Attendees will be rotated through four different breakout sessions including vegetable gardening, backyard egg production, beekeeping and growing berries.
Cost to participate is $30 for Farm Bureau members and $50 for nonmembers, which includes all sessions, lunch and materials. The deadline to register is April 10. For more information and to register call 614-246-8276 or visit the Grow and Know Web page.
The vision of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is to create a partnership between farmers and consumers. In addition to farmers, members include gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts, animal owners, and anyone who enjoys rural Ohio. For more information, or to join, visit www.GrowWithFB.org.