Grow it! Cook it! Eat it! Workshop series offered in fall 2014

Learn how to grow, store and prepare a variety of fresh vegetables by attending one or all of these mid-Michigan workshops on Sept. 2, Oct. 1 or Nov. 12.

Home vegetable gardening is once again popular. In addition to vegetables you grow yourself, a bounty of beautiful produce awaits at farmer’s markets and from community supported agriculture (CSAs). But do you know the best varieties to select for your home garden? Do you know how to tell when a vegetable is ready to harvest, or what to look for at the market? How to store them? How to cook them? Get answers to these questions and more during a series of three Grow it! Cook it! Eat it! workshops from Michigan State University Extension designed to help you make the most of fresh garden vegetables.

Go for the Greens – beet greens, bok choi, cabbage, collards, kale, napa, spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens
Date: Sept. 2, 2014
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: MSU Extension Ingham County Lansing Office
5303 S. Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911
Cost: $20 for one session/$50 for all three

Root for the Root Vegetables – beets, carrots, kohlrabi, parsnips, potatoes, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, turnips
Date: Oct. 1, 2014
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: MSU Extension – Livingston County
2300 East Grand River
Howell, MI 48843
Cost: $20 for one session/$50 for all three

Pumpkins and Their Kin – winter squash and pumpkins
Date: Nov. 12, 2014
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: MSU Extension Ingham County Lansing Office
5303 S. Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911
Cost: $20 for one session/$50 for all three

Register online for these exciting workshops, and save $10 over individual workshop pricing when you register early for all three events. Contact the Ingham County MSU Extension office at 517-676-7207 for more information.

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