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Want to capture community attention? Host a Nutrition Garden Party!

We love this idea from our home state of Minnesota. It's a fun way to invite local public health, school even business leaders to get together to help raise awareness for better nutrition - and it's a fun event for the family.

Redwood Times reports...

Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to sponsor a "Nutrition in the Garden" party on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Food for People, the Department of Health and Human Services, U.C. Cooperative Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program and Open Door Community Health Centers. It will be held at the Fortuna Community Garden Project located at 2292 Newburg Road in Fortuna.

Activities are planned for the whole family, including a bicycle blender, cooking demonstrations and a seed planting station. A "Rethink Your Drink" booth will give everyone the chance to taste flavored waters made with freshly picked ingredients from the Fortuna garden.

Fruits and vegetables are grown in the nearly two-acre garden. Community groups and student volunteers tend to the garden which donates produce to programs like Fortuna Adventist Community Services and the St. Joseph Food Pantry, the Fortuna Backpack for Kid's program and other local organizations.


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