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EPP is part of Grow Gainesville! Network. Consider this your personal invitation to attend a great party to meet edible plant experts and people with the same interests.

We're bringing homemade roselle gummy candy. FREE roselle seeds, turmeric roots to plant after frost, and more...

3rdMM-December (3rd Monday Meeting)
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"Come CELEBRATE!
As FREE as we can possibly make it.
All we ask is your participation.

This will be a KID FRIENDLY EVENT!
FREE - Swag Bags for the first 25 people to show up (more if we can manage it)!

HUGE Drawing for Prizes – Bring something
Grow Gainesvillian Awards Presentations
Pot Luck table(s) including Grown Up Beverages
Awesome Drawing for Prizes for both adults and children (free tickets for kids)

We’ve grown so much over the years, come and celebrate your success.
Lovable and Loyal LURKERS – This means YOU! LOL." Faith Carr
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EPP at GG Dec Party 3rdMM

December 18, 2017, 7:00pm - December 18, 2017, 9:00pm

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EPP at GG Dec Party 3rdMM

December 18, 2017, 7:00pm - December 18, 2017, 9:00pm

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For anyone located near the Coastal area of Virginia...Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residents of all localities. Free event. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a large trash bag to place your tree(s) in, as one will not be provided. These trees are provided by the Virginia Forestry Department by way of a generous donation from the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company. Event is organized by Mohamed and Cheri Elrahhal, Newport News residents. Available while supplies last and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We do have a tentative variety availability list; however, these are seedlings that are still growing in the mountains of Virginia at the Forestry Department’s facility, and, it all depends on the success rate of the seedlings and how bad our Virginia winter will be. The tentative variety availability list is:

Apple, Common,

Pear, Common,

Buttonbush,

Dogwood - White,

Dogwood - Silky,

Dogwood - Red Osier,

Allegh. Chinquapin,

Hazelnut,

Elderberry, Amer.,

Maple, Red,

Maple, Silver,

Oak - White,

Oak - Chestnut,

Oak - Gobbler S.T.,

Oak - S. Red,

Oak - N. Red,

Oak - Pin,

Oak - Black,

Bald Cypress,

Pine, Longleaf,

Wash. Hawthorne,

River Birch,

Sycamore,

Locust, Bristly,

Locust, Black,

Indigobush,

Bicolor Lespedeza,

Crape Myrtle
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Free Community Native Tree and Shrub Giveaway in Newport News

March 10, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 12:00pm

Free bare root native tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to the community. Open to residen...

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Blood circle? Yay chainsaw workshop! Also learn how to create a hugelkultur self sustaining garden bed.

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Kelly's Chainsaw and Hugelkulture SEWP

December 10, 2017, 10:00am - December 10, 2017, 2:00pm

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE Steve Kanner, the tree guy & Grow Gainesville member - will be giving a CHA...

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Yellow/Lemon Guava, Strawberry Guava, and Pineapple Guavas planted in April? 2015. Kayla Susan Sosnow's yard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stir Fry India Lettuce (vegetarian)

Recipe submitted by Campfire Dan

I grew India Lettuce for about a year before I figured this one out. India Lettuce (Lactuca indica) is a powerhouse full of antioxidants including lots of quercetin which is a high-priced health food store supplement. So I had some reason to find out a good way to prepare it. I never much liked it is salads so it always just grew there waiting for me to come up with a way to eat it. Then one day I wanted to do a little stir-fry but didn’t have a real main ingredient growing in the garden and old India Lettuce just stared me in the face and said “Take me, take me.” So, here is what came about.

Some good oil (I use olive oil)
Wild onions (or elephant garlic or any onion-like thing)
Any crispy vegetable thing in the garden or fridge, such as celery, peppers, etc. (optional)
A stalk or two of India Lettuce
Soy sauce
Artificial Ham Bits (you can probably use bacon bits)
Toasted and salted sunflower seeds
Cooked rice

Harvest the entire stalk of the India Lettuce down to a couple of inches from the ground (it will grow back side stalks later). The hollow lettuce stalk will be fibrous gradually turning to crispy. Remove all the leaves below the crispy part of the stalk and put them aside. Dispose of the fibrous part of the stalk and set aside the cripsy part with its leaves still on. Add the onions and any crispy veggies to the hot oil. Let cook for a very short while then start chopping the crispy part of the lettuce stalk crosswise with its leaves still on. Stir into the onions and other veggies in the skillet. Chop up the previously set-aside lettuce leaves and add. When the leafy part of the leaves are all wilted add the soy sauce (to taste). Cook a tad longer then add the artificial ham bits and toasted sunflower seeds. As soon as possible serve over cooked rice with additional soy sauce and oil.

This recipe is infinitely adaptable. I love making it with the imitation ham bits which I get from a web store called USA Emergency Supply. But you have to buy in bulk there so a substitute would be in order for most people. I am pretty sure bacon bits would work as well or any other smokey topping. I have also used toppings such as an Indian deep fried chickpea snack called “Boondi” to replace the toasted sunflower seeds and I suspect any crispy protein snack would be as effective. The recipe also works very well with Chinese Red Lettuce which has a solid seed stalk rather than the hollow stalk of India lettuce and somewhat less leaf mass.

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