Seven Days of Local Delights, which runs from March 5-12, is an annual week of celebrating Tallahassee’s vibrant food system presented by the Red Hills Farm Alliance.
The week is filled with events and workshops on topics ranging from cooking classes to raised bed gardening demos. Here’s a look at the daily events. For more information, visit redhillsfarmalliance.com.
Bee in My Garden Days
Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free outdoor family event, Bee in My Garden Days, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida, at The Grove Museum, 902 N. Monroe St. Attendees can pick up a free pollinator garden kit and participate in activities to find out how to help wildflowers grow, learn about native bees, play games, make art, and explore The Grove’s grounds.
Raised Bed Gardening Via Zoom
Wednesday, March 9 at 6-7:30 p.m.
Join IFAS Extension agents Molly Jameson and Mark Tancig to learn the ins and outs of successful raised bed gardening. Free. Register at eventbrite.com.
Organic Vegetable Gardening 101
Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee, or just want a refresher course, then this is the class for you! Joe Walthall will go over the basics of organic vegetable gardening; soil preparation, watering, fertilization, pest control and when & what to plant. After the one hour indoor presentation, we will conclude with a demonstration outside in our vegetable garden. Native Nurseries, 1661 Centerville Road. Cost: $5. Register: Call 850-386-8882.
Farm to Table Class with KitchenAble
Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Join a seasonal food centered cooking demo by Chef Jessica at the KitchenAble Cooking School. The menu with include: fresh local cheeses, a seasonal salad, roasted seasonal vegetables, stone-ground local grits, sautéed seasonal greens, local chicken, local bacon, and a delicious citrus dessert. The exact menu will be based the the absolute freshest ingredients at the RHO Market this week! Cost: $65. Register at kitchenable.net.
Gardening Workshop at the Frenchtown Farmers Market
Saturday, March 12 (time TBD)
Attend an educational workshop and shop for your groceries at the same time with the Damayan Garden Project and the Frenchtown Farmers Market. Details to come.
Food Forest Workshop at Treehouse Permaculture
Saturday, March 12 at 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Henry and Burgen of Treehouse Permaculture will give a hands-on food forest workshop on their urban farm. This workshop will cover topics such as native plant selection, wildlife and pest management, fruiting tree planting and long term care, and more. Treehouse is passionate about supporting sustainable food systems through region specific education and hands on workshops. This free workshop is geared towards community members of all ages interested in incorporating food into their residential and community landscapes. Treehouse Permaculture, 1620 Seminole Drive.
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