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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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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 Gardening

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 a...

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Wild Onion

Wild onion (a.k.a. onion grass – Allium Canadense) can be found growing along roadsides and fields all across North America where they grow during different seasons to adapt to local conditions. Every part is edible!

They produce small underground bulbs up to ¾ inch, and a collection of “top set” bulbs at the end of spring before going dormant.  

Our seed packet contains these top-set bulbs that grew on the end of flower stalks of onions found growing in Gainesville, Florida.  You can use either the underground bulb or the smaller top set bulbs like a regular onion, only you may not need to chop them.  The leaves that grow through the winter can be used like scallions. 

You can plant these sets any time from now till fall, and they will come up when they are ready.  They thrive in waste areas that are mowed at least once a year during the summer to keep back competition, but might grow a bit larger if you add organic matter, fertilize, and irrigate.  

Stop irrigating toward the end of spring and let the plants dry up as they go dormant.

More information: http://www.eattheweeds.com/allium-canadense-the-stinking-rose-2/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/120110.html 
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Allium%20Canadense

Information sheet to print out (pdf)


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