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Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
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Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

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Arrowroot

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) is a small, attractive, shade-loving plant that produces an edible tuber. The white, bract covered tubers grow as long as a medium size sweet potato, but are much more narrow. Dig up the tubers in the winter when the plant has gone dormant. Store them in a cool dry place until use.

Plant some of them in the spring to provide next year’s crop. Rodents may eat tubers left in the ground.

This is the plant used to make the expensive powder you can get at the store for use as a thickening agent in cooking. You don’t have to extract the starch to enjoy this root vegetable. Simply peal the bracts off, cut it up and cook it in soups and stews. The roots can also be candied.

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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Maranta%20arundinacea

pdf – Arrowroot Information Sheet
(to print out)


2 comments to Arrowroot

  • Dan

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks a lot for getting some arrowroot to me. (You left it on the porch and my buddy picked it up.)

    They have just started sprouting, so I planted one. I’m thinking about where to plant the other – I’m just hoping to get a lot of tubers next year so I can harvest tons the year after.

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