Nampa & Caldwell Gardening Series

February 28, 2012

Canyon County Extension is offering gardening classes through the Parks and Recreations Departments of both Nampa and Caldwell.  Take a look at this blog post from Extension Educator Ariel Agenbroad. The first class is March 3.

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March TVFC Dinner GMO discussion

February 27, 2012

Treasure Valley Food Coalition’s Dinner and a Movie series will have a different  location for the Thursday, March 29th event! We will meet at 6:30 at the Watercooler — downtown Boise at 14th and Idaho.  Dinner will be catered by the B-29 food truck — local organic fare from Dustan Bristol at Brick 29 restaurant in Nampa.  As always, the food will be delicious, the guests delightful, and the conversation stimulating – a great night out for a bargain-priced $25.  Cash or checks at the door; reservations required by March 28th at treasurevalleyfoodcoalition@gmail.com Our movie will be Genetic Chile, an award-winning 2010 documentary on the genetic engineering of New Mexico chiles. The video defines genetic engineering (GE) and discusses the effect of GE crops on agriculture, economics, culture and health. [Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or "GMO" for genetically modified organism.] Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, will join the post-video discussion.  Dr. Huber is an internationally known expert on the toxicity of genetically engineered foods.  He taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease at Purdue University for 35 years. Recommended:  Before March 29th,…

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The many benefits of gardening

February 22, 2012
The many benefits of gardening

Source  Loch Ness Water Gardens  

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February Dinner in the Cellar

February 17, 2012

February 23rd at 6 pm. $25.00 per person. Join us for dinner at the Red Feather Cellar. We will be discussing the healing power of plants. RSVP with treasurevalleyfoodcoalition@gmail.com. Seats are limited!

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Seedy Saturday Seed Swap

February 8, 2012
Seedy Saturday Seed Swap

Seedy Saturday Seed Swap at the Idaho Botanical Garden Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. IBG is pleased to host the annual Treasure Valley Seed Swap that brings together gardeners who want to share their garden-saved seed with the community. Also featured are a series of Seed-Saving Workshops to learn how to save your own seed. The goal of a Seed Swap is to bring plant enthusiasts together to share seeds that have been saved in our region. It is a casual affair (no need to pre-register) to encourage local seed savers to meet and share stories about gardening and food. It will work something like this: 1. Participants will check in at the registration table and, if they’ve brought seed, will fill out a brief form listing the seed they will contribute. This is where a $1 donation can be made to help offset expenses. (Note: only open pollinated seed should be shared. If you’re not sure if you have an open pollinated or hybrid (F1) seed, bring it and we’ll help you determine what it is). 2. We will meet under the outdoor tent known as The Folly. Seed saving experts will be on hand to…

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