As I’ve been plotting my upcoming garden on paper I’ve also been adding events to my calendar that I want to be sure to attend. For those of you in Kentucky, you might be interested in attending. If you live elsewhere, check out the websites for information that you can use wherever you are.
The first event is the Bluegrass Local Food Summit which this year has the theme “Eating From Our Own Soil.” I attended the summit last year and left with ideas for stories that I later wrote, seeds that I planted in my garden and plenty of inspiration and information that I later put to use. This year the summit will be Thursday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You’ll find information about the event on the Sustainable Lexington website.
On Saturday, July 16 we’ll be having an impressive event right here in Garrard County. The Field to Fork Festival will be held at Halcomb’s Knob Farm, Paint Lick, Kentucky from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizer DS Messenger is posting frequent updates on her blog about who will be teaching classes at the festival. I’ll be teaching a class called How to Pack a Garden Lunch that will explore the principles of eco-friendly eating while looking at ideas for delicious lunches.
If you learn something at an upcoming workshop that you would like to share, let us know!