April 12: Farm and garden

UD committee to present program on 'How to Farm and Garden Organically'

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1:46 p.m., April 9, 2012--The Food and Garden Policy Committee (FGPC) at the University of Delaware will host a free gardening workshop, "How to Farm and Garden Organically," from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in 006 Willard Hall Education Building.

Toby Hagerott, an enthusiastic organic farmer who runs Bayberry Farm in Middletown, Del., will present the workshop. Hagerott will discuss how he runs his farm and the community supported agriculture program in Delaware, and will offer advice on how to apply these techniques at home.

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Oct. 22, 23: Perspectives gallery talks

The University of Delaware's Colette Gaiter and Camara Holloway will present gallery talks in the University Museums' Perspectives series on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct 23.

Oct. 23: 'Black Women in the Media'

UD's Lambda Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an event titled "Black Women in the Media: The Politics of Womanhood" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in 205 Gore Hall.

All workshops and lectures are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Courtney Siegert at siegert@udel.edu

The FGPC will accept donations to fund garden activities, but they are not required. More information about the series and the FGPC can be found at this website.

Future presentations include:

  • "What is the World is WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)?" on Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7 p.m., hosted by Liz Hetterly and Eva Wilson, 104 Willard Hall Education Building.
  • "The Benefits of Eating Fresh, Raw Foods with Green Smoothies," on Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7 p.m., hosted by health professional Christa Smedile, 104 Willard Hall Education Building.

More about the FGPC

The Food and Gardening Policy Committee is an all-volunteer student group on the UD campus that provides classroom and hands-on experience to anyone that would like to learn how to sustainably grow chemical-free food.

The committee operates a garden in conjunction with the English Language Institute at 189 W. Main St .in Newark. Initial funding for the garden project was provided by the generous donations of the University community through the UD Sustainability Fund.

The garden is open to visitors. Those who are interested in participating in the committee can email Dan Kasper at dkasper@udel.edu.

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