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Flowers and food topics at next potluck and speaker series

 
Looking to learn more about what folks are producing for our local food system? At 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, the second 9B Community Food System Potluck will be held at the Boundary County Fairgrounds Memorial Hall. Paula Rice, of BeeHaven Flower Farm, and Laken Rice, her daughter, of Soulshine Bistro in Under the Sun, will tell their stories of developing a local flower farm as well a local bistro featuring homemade, often homegrown, fresh food.

BeeHaven Flower Farm provides cut flowers and floral design for weddings and events and also serves as a local farmer florist selling fresh, in-season flowers.

The first potluck was held December 5 and featured Casimir Holeski, who talked about his work as a “fruit explorer” in Boundary County. Holeski is the founder of the Boundary County Orchard Restoration Project and owner of Infinity Matrix Tree Crops, where he propagates fruit and nut trees that he has found in his explorations of surviving trees in this county.

Due to popular demand, he will be giving his presentation again at the UI Extension Office at 1 p.m. Friday, February 1. There is no charge for this presentation.

The 9B Community Potluck and Speaker Series is free and open to the all. Please bring a dish to share!

The series is sponsored by the GROW! Community Garden organization and UI Extension in Boundary County. For more information, contact Kate Painter, UI Extension, (208) 267-3235. For more information on local suppliers in Boundary County, check out www.BoCoLocal.com.

If you are a small locally owned business and want to be listed, please contact Kate at kpainter@uidaho.edu or stop in at the UI Extension Office. You can find out more about GROW on their website, growboundarycounty.org, or by contacting Kate.

For more information on other UI Extension programs, you can sign up for their electronic newsletter. You can see a calendar of current classes and programs, plus get reminders sent to you via text or email here. The complete current class list is available here.

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