The Winter Farmers’ Market will offer a free workshop on urban gardening in Oak Ridge on Saturday.
The workshop will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8. It will be presented by Jacob Resor, manager of the Center for Urban Agriculture at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Resor will talk about how KBG maintains a series of community gardens that help people grow food for themselves and others.
The workshop is located at the Winter Farmers’ Market, which is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 28. The market is in the gym at St. Mary’s School at 323 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge. Previous free workshops at the market have included “Making Simple Worm Bins” and “Healthy Eating on a Budget,” a press release said.
Also at the market on Saturday will be live music, more than 30 farmers, bakers and artisans, a free children’s activity called the Power of Produce (POP) Club, and the food truck Tony’s Grill serving lunch. Refill Coffee Cart will provide specialty coffees inside, the press release said.
Entry to the market is free. The Winter Farmers’ Market is the only one in Anderson County that accepts SNAP benefits (commonly called food stamps), and it doubles them for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Welcome Desk.
The market is produced by the local nonprofit Grow Oak Ridge. For more information, visit www.GrowOakRidge.org.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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