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January 24, 2013

Extension to Host Garden, Nutrition Workshop in Memphis

University of Missouri Extension will hold a gardening and nutrition workshop on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 1:30-4:00 pm at the Scotland County Hospital meeting room in Memphis. The topics will be Growing and Cooking with Herbs and Microgreens-Nutritional Powerhouse.

"There are a lot of preservatives in the foods we eat," said University of Missouri Extension Nutrition Specialist, Jennifer Mayfield.

"By growing your own herbs you can season your foods without all the preservatives," said Extension Horticulture Specialist, Jennifer Schutter.

At this workshop guests will identify live and dried herbs and spices and learn how to use them to make salad dressings, sausage, salsa, chicken coating and many others uses. Samples will be given of foods made with these flavorful seasonings and guests will be given recipes to take home.

Following that session, there will be a presentation on microgreens. Microgreens are the tender, young seedlings of greens that come in a rainbow of colors. Learn in this session why they are nature's powerhouse of nutrition and how they can be grown locally. Time permitting, each person will plant their own microgreen seeds to grow at home.

The extension program will be presented by Schutter and Mayfield. It is open to all interested persons. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email to pre-register. In case of cancellation because of snow or ice, we need your contact information. Please leave your name and a phone number when you register. The workshop will be canceled if there are less than 8 people registered.

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