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Garden & Local Food Events: January 2010

This month's events are fairly light.  Much local food is out of season and it isn't exactly gardening weather.  I have even taken the month off from Kids Cook classes to focus on the Baying Hound store and my OEFFA presentation.  I will resume in February with extended age groups.  In the meantime, be inspired by one of these events:

Winter Farmer's Market ~Griswold Center Worthington

Saturdays Weekly, 10 am - 1 pm

Healthy Children - Healthy Planet ~ Sprout Soup

Info Session Wednesday, January 13, 10:15am; Weekly Sessions begin Wednesday, January 27

Offered in cooperation with Simply Living and Earth Institute, this discussion course will equip parents with information and tools to raise children who are creative and connected nature in a world that is focused on technology, media and consumerism. Registration is required. Attend the info session or call for more info. $25 one-time fee covers class materials.

Garden Central Symposium and Organic Vegetable Conference ~ Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek (near Athens)

January 15 - 16, 4 pm Friday - 5 pm Saturday, $125-200/person including room and meals

Sponsored by: Carlisle Inn, Swiss Village Bulk Foods, Broad Run Dairy/Swiss Heritage Winery, and Weavers Barn.

Agenda tours include: Sugar Valley Meats, Warthers, Breitenbach Winery, Secret Gardens, Wall House Cafe, Beachy's Chalet, Carlisle Gifts and Furniture, Walnut Creek Meats, Silver Mist Winery, and April Showers Greenhouse.

Clintonville Indoor Farmer's Market ~ Fellowship Hall First UU Church

Saturday January 16, 10 am - 1 pm

Dine Originals Cooking with the Chef Series ~ North Market Dispatch Kitchen

Katzinger's Deli Wed January 20 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Shaw's Restaurant & Inn Wed January 27, 2010 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Class $50 (any 3 North Market classes for $125)

Call 614-463-9664 to register or buy tickets online here>

School of Cooking Class ~ North Market Dispatch Kitchen

Cooking with Beer Thur January 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Meat 101 Sun January 24 1 - 3 pm

Make dishes with Robin Davis, food editor of the Dispatch

Class $50 (any 3 North Market classes for $125)

Call 614-463-9664 to register or buy tickets online here>

Thrifty Gardening ~ Franklin Park Conservatory

January 31, 1 - 2:30 PM, $13.50 Members, $15 Non-members

Conservatory Horticulturist Amanda Bettin shares techniques and tips for creating and maintaining a beautiful garden without breaking the budget. Participants will create a winter sowing container to take home along with seeds.

Restaurant Widow Potluck ~ Wild Goose Creative

Sunday January 31, 7 pm

Bring a dish to share with other Columbus food lovers.  Lisa, the Restaurant Widow, will provide a main dish.  Free; donations to Wild Goose accepted