Monday, February 13, 2012

So much to learn! So much to do!

How lucky are we to be on a campus that has so many great visiting lecturers it is hard to attend all of them?!?! Here are the details about the cool speakers and hot topics coming to a building near you this week.

Institute of Applied Agriculture Lecture Series:
1. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model of retailing local foods. Tuesday, February 14,  12:30-1:45 p.m.  1123 Jull HallIAA Lecturer Ellen Polishuk has 15 years of experience with the CSA model at Potomac Vegetable Farms, serving 550 families in the DC region. All are welcome.

2. Local Foods 101 Tuesday, February 14,  6-7:45 p.m.  1123 Jull Hall  IAA Lecturer, Ellen Polishuk of Potomac Vegetable Farms, will lead a conversation about the size, scope and flavor of local foods. All are welcome.

3. Shrimp Farming Thursday, February 16,  12:30-1:45 p.m.  1123 Jull HallBrian Mitchell of Marvesta Shrimp Farm will describe the innovative method of growing shrimp indoors. This system may provide many answers to the question of how to obtain shrimp from a sustainable local source!  All are welcome.

Arboretum Talk – Edible Woodies & Perennials in the Landscape

Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Arboretum Outreach Center at the Apiary

Matt Cohen will present “Persimmons, Pomegranates, Polygonatums, and other Perennial Food Plants -- Edible Woodies & Perennials in the Landscape,” a talk about easy to grow edible perennials in landscapes from sun to shade. Matt, owner of Matt's Habitats is a local professional landscaper who focuses on edible gardens and native plants, and leads nature walks with an emphasis on wild edibles. Sponsored by Chesapeake Natives.

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