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Healthy FL Lifestyle – locally grown in Putnam County

Healthy Florida Lifestyle – locally grown in Putnam County is a program brought to you by the University of Florida – IFAS Extension. This four-part series makes the connection between the health benefits, economics, and social values of a sustainable food system and overall health and wellness. Healthy Florida Lifestyle – locally grown in Putnam County is intended for an adult audience and will introduce health related quality of life and well-being and includes topics related to environmental, financial, physical, mental, social, and physical domains of life.

Workshop 1: Growing a Healthy Lifestyle

Participants will learn about home vegetable gardening, plant varieties and organic vs. conventional gardening.

Workshop 2: Local Agriculture Awareness

Get a first-hand experience on the Singleton Farm to learn about agriculture in our local community.

Workshop 3: Benefits of Buying Local

Get tips on buying local produce, and shopping in season. You will learn about the key nutrients in our local produce that support good health. Learn about proper storage and how to keep your foods safe.

Workshop 4: Health Benefits of Eating Local

Wrapping up the series, you will learn about healthy meal planning, mindful eating, and incorporating local foods from farm to fork.

When?  Where?  What Time?

Workshops 1, 3, and 4 will be held at the Putnam County Extension Office:  111 Yelvington Road, East Palatka, FL from 10a – 12p and Workshop 2 will be held on the farm (address will be given during the first workshop) from 10a – 12p. The workshop dates are June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27th.

How to Register

The cost of the four-part series is $20. Pre-registration is required (see link below).

Click the link to register: http://bit.ly/FLlife_Putnam

For additional information, contact Wendy Lynch, Extension Agent III – Family & Consumer Sciences, 386-329-0322 or wendyw74@ufl.edu.

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