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Ga. Children's Home to Establish Organic Gardening Site

Ga. Children's Home to Establish Organic Gardening Site

The Georgia Industrial Children's home is refurbishing the existing Pecan orchard and establishing an organic gardening site. "Dinner in the Orchard" is a kick-off fundraiser on October 15, 2011. 

The first of its kind in Macon, "Moonlight in the Orchard" will provide attendees with the opportunity to indulge in locally grown and produced food and wine. With the assistance of a number of volunteers, the event will be staged under a beautiful harvest moon, with the Pecan Trees serving as the canopy for the evening. It is sure to be an unforgettable evening for attendees.

5-Course Farm-to-Table Organic Dinner event with Wine-Pairing
prepared by local celebrated chefs

5:30p Cocktail Reception
6:30p Dinner

Central High School's Strings will perform

Downtown Macon Rocks for a Cure

Downtown Macon Rocks for a Cure

If you go, send us photos to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

 

Let's Move Macon!

Let's Move Macon!

Let’s Move Macon!

The Women's Ministry of First Baptist Church and Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation are teaming up with Community Health Works to present  LET'S MOVE MACON! FRIENDS AND FAMILY FUN WALK & RUN!  A FREE EVENT FOR ALL - Adults & Children.

Saturday, September 17

Central City Park

Registration/Line-up / 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Walk/Run / Promptly at 8:15 a.m.

There will be information on healthy lifestyles and interactive activities for children and adults.

Registration forms available in the community - at all the Macon-Bibb Recreation Centers, the Wellness Center and the Macon Health Club. The first 50 participants to register are guaranteed the official 2011 Let’s Move Macon t-shirt. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17th.

Learn to Can Food

 

On Sat. Sept. 24th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Centenary Church in Macon GA a hands on workshop will be offered covering pressure cooking canning and hot water bath canning techniques.

That's according to a Davis Farms news release.

Workshop participants can gain hands on experience in all aspects of canning, from the slicing and dicing of vegetables to filling and heating of the canning jars.

Enjoying samples of what is prepared will be a part of the workshop. The workshop is sponsored by Digging Roots Educational Farm, Inc.

Workshop registration is $20.00 which includes a take home jar of an item prepared at the workshop.

Learn from the best at the Mulberry Street Market

A tradition that started with the very first market Wednesday continues this week at the Mulberry Street Market.

You wlll be able to learn from the Master Gardeners thanks to a partnerships with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.

These volunteer green thumbs can help you with a host of issues regarding your present or future garden. 

If you ask nicely, they may even give you some tips on how to best prepare your market bounty. 

As the seasons change, we will still see some of your market favorites for sale this week-- including tomatoes, melons, dairy, meat, and baked goods. 

Mag Tard is Mulberry Street Market's Newest Produce

The Mulberry Street Market is proud to present the band Mag Tard this Wednesday for an acoustic set. 

The band is well known around Macon, and will be the first full band to play the market. The event is the market's first ever fifth Wednesday music extravaganza. 

All of the band members are well known to the market and participate in one of the vendor's Community Supported Agriculture fund. They encourage everyone to shop, buy and eat local and are proud to participate in the market's efforts to get Maconite's eating healthful foods. 

The music will start at 6 p.m. and will wrap up with the market at 7. 

Of course, great music is not the only thing in the menu this week. The market's standard fare of fresh produce, baked goods, meats, jams, jellies, and potted plants will be available as well. 

Healthy Meals, Efficiency Are Key Ingredients to Nutrition Program

Healthy Meals, Efficiency Are Key Ingredients to Nutrition Program

Statistics might show that Georgia is ranked second in the country for childhood obesity, but the Bibb County School District’s School Nutrition Program is doing everything it can to help combat the problem.

“We want our parents to have confidence in our meals,” said District School Nutrition Director Dr. Cleta Long. “That we are serving healthy meals and that we’re using techniques that are healthy.”

To that end, a variety of fruits and vegetables are offered each day at the District’s high schools, and elementary students are offered five fruits and vegetables every day. Students at each of the District’s high schools also have a salad option each day as one of their entrée selections. Milk products are only offered now in 1 percent or fat free varieties, and the Nutrition Program is also transitioning this year to milk products that are lower in sugar.