Tarrant Area Food Bank Hosts “Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers”

Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, to present at annual Conference for Growers

Dig Deep: A Conference for Growers will provide beginner to intermediate gardeners the opportunity to perfect their growing skills by following one of three specialized learning tracks: Home Community and Market gardening. With 16 topic sessions, participants can learn everything from growing enough food for your family to starting a food-based business. More than 100 participants will hear from multiple subject matter experts, including “The Dirt Doctor”, Howard Garrett, a nationally syndicated radio personality. Howard is recognized as a leader in research, education and promotion of natural organic products and practices. During his presentation, Howard will share how you can make your garden flourish with the help of beneficial insects and organic pest control products.

Register at tarrantareafoodbank.eventbrite.com
Cost is $25 per person, lunch is provided

Saturday, July 22, 2017
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Tours of UNT Health Science Center on-site garden
9:20 a.m.: Sessions begin in one hour blocks through 3:30 p.m.
11:40 – 1:10 p.m.: Keynote address from “The Dirt Doctor”, Howard Garrett

UNT Health Science Center, MET Building
1000 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Tarrant Area Food Bank focuses on not only getting food out to hungry people across the area, but also on training local residents how to sustain their food supply. Information and training is available to help patio gardeners in the urban environment to those farming and harvesting the land.

TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK (TAFB), based in Fort Worth, holds the belief that all people deserve regular, nutritious meals. TAFB works to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Through a network of 270 Partner Agencies, TAFB serves 13 counties in North Texas. Learn more at tafb.org and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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