Master Gardener Event: Forgotten Foods in Your Yard

October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm America/New York Timezone
The Bethesda Senior Center
225 Bethesda Church Road Lawrenceville

Many of the plants that are now considered “weeds” are actually tasty and nutritious foods that have been forgotten over time. Dandelions, plantains and many others were brought here by English colonists because they were indispensable in the traditional kitchen garden. In a presentation on Monday, October 15, from 7pm – 8:30pm, Deb Duchon will cover a few of the most common and easily identified forgotten foods that are readily available to gardeners and homeowners here in the Atlanta area.

Deb Duchon is a nutritional anthropologist and ethnobotanist who is a volunteer in the Master Gardening Program in DeKalb County. She is retired from Georgia State University’s Dept of Anthropology and has appeared on the Food Network’s popular show “Good Eats”. She also speaks and teaches nationally about plants, people and food history.

GCMGA meets on the third Monday of each month at The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to bring a covered dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:30, or just arrive in time for the program which begins promptly at 7 p.m.

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