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Ohio Farm Bureau to host Grow and Know Day at Franklin Park Conservatory

Published May. 12, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Learn how to grow and preserve food from your own backyard or patio and how to go green at Ohio Farm Bureau’s daylong Grow and Know seminar at Franklin Park Conservatory.

“It’s been a long winter, so we want to help people get involved and take advantage of the growing season,” said Cara Lawson, promotion specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau and one of the coordinators of the event.  “The sessions we selected for this event are designed to help people understand how to best use and preserve the flavors of the season.”

The session, "Growing Your Own Food and Going Green,” will be held June 5, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

Attendees will be rotated among four unique breakout sessions: canning and food preservation, container gardening, cooking with herbs, and rain gardening.

Cost to participate is $30 for Farm Bureau and Franklin Park Conservatory members and $50 for nonmembers. The fees include all sessions, lunch and materials.  The deadline to register is May 26.  For more information and to register call 614-246-8276 or visit the event page on

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

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