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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!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
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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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These are in Fort White, next to the Itchetucknee River. Anyone know what they are? ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Elderberry

Elderberry (a.k.a. American Elder – Sambucus Canadensis) is a large shrub found in wet areas. It bears panicles of white flowers, followed by collections of tiny black berries. Elderberries supply large amounts of potassium and beta carotene, and also contain calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.

Though naturally found in wetlands, elderberries can be grown in upland sites.
They may appreciate irrigation during droughts.
They grow in sunny areas, but probably appreciate a bit of shade, especially in upland areas.
Being a weedy native plant it should not need fertilizing, or control of insects or disease.

European and Native American folklore ascribed a number of magical and medicinal properties to the Elder.Both the flowers and the berries are edible, but should be cooked or dried before being consumed. To harvest them, pick the whole panicle, rather than trying to separate individual flowers or fruits in the field. The flowers can be battered and fried, made into wine, used for tea, or a flavoring for vinegar. The berries are best used in jam (requiring the addition of sugar and pectin, or dried and added to baked goods.
sambucus_canadensis_sm sambucus_canadensis_flowers

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

Elderberry Information Sheet
(to print out)


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