Seven Days of Local Delights, running March 5-12, is an annual week-long celebration of 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 demonstrations. Here is an overview of 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 learn how to help flowers grow wild, learn about native bees, play games, make art, and explore the lands of The Grove.
Pollinators: While the garden sleeps, pollinators search for winter habitat and nesting grounds
Master Gardener: Spotlight on a Master Gardener: Glenn Mayne Grows Tomatoes, History and Gardeners
Mystery Board: Stinky cabbage is a strange plant with a stinky bloom | Mystery Plant
Raised gardening via zoom
Wednesday March 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join IFAS Extension Officers Molly Jameson and Mark Tancig to learn the ins and outs of successful raised bed gardening. Free. Register at eventbrite.com.
Organic vegetable garden 101
Thursday March 10 at 10 a.m.
If you’re new to vegetable gardening, new to Tallahassee, or just want to take a refresher course, this course is for you! Joe Walthall will review the basics of organic vegetable gardening; soil preparation, watering, fertilizing, pest control and when and what to plant. After the one-hour indoor presentation, we will end with an outdoor demonstration in our vegetable garden. Native Nurseries, 1661 Centerville Road. Cost: $5. Register: Call 850-386-8882.
Farm-to-table courses with KitchenAble
Friday March 11 at 6 p.m.
Join a cooking demonstration focusing on seasonal foods by Chef Jessica at KitchenAble Cooking School. The menu includes: fresh local cheeses, seasonal salad, roasted seasonal vegetables, stone ground local oatmeal, sautéed seasonal greens, local chicken, local bacon and a delicious citrus dessert. The exact menu will be based on the freshest ingredients on the RHO market this week! Cost: $65. Register on kitchenable.net.
Gardening workshop at the Frenchtown Farmers Market
Saturday, March 12 (time to be determined)
Attend an educational workshop and shop 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 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Henry and Burgen from Treehouse Permaculture will be giving a hands-on food forest workshop on their urban farm. This workshop will cover topics such as native plant selection, wildlife and pest management, fruit 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 for community members of all ages interested in integrating food into their residential and community landscapes. Permaculture in the trees, 1620 Seminole Drive.
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