02/18/2017 Show Notes:
Seed Saving & Stories with our ole seed saving pal John Coykendall of Knoxville, TN. John tells us how he became a seed saver, some of the varieties he has saved, where to find old time heirloom seed like the ones he saves, and shares some cute stories.

Current Events:
The Community Supported Agriculture Fair “CSA Fair” Thursday, March 30 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Located at the C.W.Cansler Family YMCA 616 Jessamine St, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Meet farmers face-to-face and learn about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that's right for you! Visitors to the CSA Fair can compare and sign up on the spot or take home a CSA comparison of all CSAs delivering in Knox County and decide later. Workplace groups and corporate wellness program administrators are encouraged to attend and talk to farmers about delivery directly to their office! This event is free and open to the public. Details at https://nourishknoxville.org/

The Grow Your Garden series! Participants will learn about growing a fruits and vegetables this spring and discuss what to plant, when to plant it, and how to grow a spring edible garden.  Pre-registered participants will take home seeds and starter plants provided by CAC Green Thumbs and the Center for Urban Agriculture.
Choose the time and location that works best for your schedule:
9:00 am on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
12:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
5:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at SEEED Knox
The Grow Your Garden series is offered through the Center for Urban Agriculture as a partnership between the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, and SEEED Knox in an effort to help people grow food for themselves and others.
Details about registration and reasonable fees for this series at: Knoxgarden.org

Pictured is a pack of Webb Watson Heirloom Corn Seed Given to Amy by John Coykendall. John writes a little story of origin on the bags he freely shares.

Pictured is a pack of Webb Watson Heirloom Corn Seed Given to Amy by John Coykendall. John writes a little story of origin on the bags he freely shares.

 

 

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