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Food Sovereignty workshops scheduled

 


Food Sovereignty/Food Security is a growing concern in today’s environment. With disease outbreaks, food contaminations and recall announcements, it is becoming increasing more important for people to know where their food comes from and how to “grow their own groceries,” to support a safe, healthy food supply chain.

Colville Reservation WSU Extension will be providing Food Sovereignty/ Food Security gardening workshops on the Colville Reservation. Workshops will be delivered at the Keller Community Center (11669 Hwy 21) on May 16, from 1:00pm- 4:00pm, and at the Inchelium Head Start (100 Moccasin Rest St.) on May 17, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. (Workshops were held in Omak and Nespelem districts, on May 8 and 10.) Participants will learn “the why, the how, and the what now of gardening.” Information will be provided on: raised bed gardening; how to build and create a straw-bale garden; and how to utilize the harvested produce, in particular, how to preserve berries. To register for the workshop or if you have any questions, contact the Colville Reservation WSU Extension office at 509-634-2304.

If you would like more information on this or other Extension programs, please contact Linda McLean, Colville Reservation WSU Extension Director, 509-634-2305 or ljmclean@wsu.edu. Or you may contact the WSU Ferry County Extension office at 509-775-5225 ext. 1116 or the WSU Okanogan County Extension office 509-422-7245. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. 

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