Food Security Garden Workshops: May 26 - June 7

Do you know where your food comes from? Is your food safe? Do you have easy access to enough food to adequately feed your family? Come and learn how to “Grow Your Own Groceries” during the WSU Colville Reservation Extension Food Sovereignty/Food Security Garden Workshops.

The Colville Reservation, Okanogan and Ferry Counties are all described as “Food Deserts,” by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Services (USDA ERS). This means that people must travel 10 or more miles to access safe, healthy, affordable foods.

Through their participation in these workshops, reservation residents will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to assist them in growing and preserving their own safe and healthy food supply. Pre-registration is requested to ensure enough supplies.

May 25 – Omak Dance Arbor, Eastside Park, Omak 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Container Gardening)

May 26 – Keller Community Center, Keller, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Container Gardening)

June 2 – Inchelium Language House, Inchelium, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Raised Beds, Square Foot Gardening & Container Gardening)

June 7 - Nespelem Learning Center, 22 Nespelem/San Poil St., Nespelem, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. (Container Gardening)

These workshops are part of ‘R Fit Nation’ programming, in conjunction with CCT LIHEAP/Food Distribution FDPNE Grant and RMA “Growing & Preserving Agriculture for a Healthy Nation - 12274” grant.

For information about gardening, food preservation or other workshops, contact the staff at the Colville Reservation Extension Office at (509) 634-2304.

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