Friday, May 22, 2009

Riverbanks Zoo Garden Programs

Every Saturday from 11:00am until 1:00pm the Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Garden hosts free gardening demonstrations! Activities for children include explorations in vine-covered tunnels and tepees in the Play Garden as well as Garden Scavenger Hunts. All of the activities provide kids with the opportunity to learn interesting facts about a variety of plants and some crawly creatures! More information about the Riverbanks Garden Programs can be found at the address below and don't forget that you need to pre-register for all of the activities! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Take the Palmettovore Challenge!

The South Carolina Legislature has declared June 2009 as Palmettovore Challenge Month! All South Carolinians are encouraged to join this statewide group that is committed to eating locally grown foods and increasing their support of Certified SC Grown. Participants in the program should also consult the SC Produce Availability Calendar in order to be aware of the best times to purchase certain fruits and vegetables in the state. This calendar will also be resourceful when developing your garden! It can be used to optimize produce selection throughout the year in your school or community garden! Please visit the link below for access to the SC Produce Availability Calendar.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Become a Palmettovore!

What is a Palmettovore? It is someone who eats fresh South Carolina produce and products as their primarly source of food! This is the latest phase of the S.C. Department of Agriculture's Certified SC Grown marketing program. What a fun way to encourage kids to eat a variety of products grown in South Carolina and thinking about their local economies. For more information, please visit: