Get Wellness Growing in Your Garden
by Kimberly Hartke
Edible gardening will be the focus of a local foods and wellness festival on March 10, at Woodson High School in Fairfax.
Our Northern Virginia Whole Foods meetup group is putting on the event! Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman and her husband Mark came up with the idea, and a talented team of volunteers are knocking themselves out to design a fun and exciting festival! Proceeds above expenses will be donated to the nutrition education non-profit, The Weston A. Price Foundation.
Mom’s Organic Market, Prior Unity Garden, Fields of Athenry Farm and Nissan of Chantilly are the major sponsors of the event. We are excited to debut the new all electric car, The 2013 Nissan Leaf and you may even be able to take it for a test drive!
The festival is kid friendly (do leave the pets at home!) and their will be wonderful food for sale from the Fields of Athenry Farm to Table Kitchen, as well as, The Bob’s Bakery, which are two young boys who are building a successful dessert business, specializing in gluten free treats!
The exhibit hall will be full of gardening exhibits, alternative health ideas, and even some healthy tastings, green smoothies, sprouts and other surprises!
After the film, In Organic We Trust, attendees will have a choice between taking an edible gardening class (there is even one for kids) or joining in on a panel discussion with q&a.
Tickets are cheaper in advance ($10 as opposed to 15.00 at the door), children under 18 only $5.00.
We’d like to make sure to have plenty of food, so we encourage folks to sign up and pay online.
Please visit the official website Grow Your Health for more details, and click on this orange eventbrite button to sign up!
Kimberly Hartke is an Assistant Organizer with the Northern Virginia Whole Foods Nutrition meetup group.