August means abundant produce and market activities

Ms. Penda Childrey’s spectacular backyard food garden was one of many on the 2011Eastown Food Garden Tour.

August is looking to be an eventful month for the Southeast Area Framers Market. Join OKT for these market-based activities.

Want to find a way to stretch your food budget even further? Join us for free “Urban Foraging” workshops, Friday
August 10, from 4-6 p.m. at the Gerald R Ford Middle School market location and Saturday August 11 from 12-2 p.m. at the Garfield Park market location.

Learn and share how to identify, prepare and eat native food sources growing all around you.

On Tuesday August 14 from 6-8 p.m., join us for a “Plant, Cook & Eat” at the Logan Community Garden, 1416 Logan SE. This free community dialogue about urban gardening, healthy foods and food justice includes a healthy food demo with sampling .

On Tuesday August 21 from 6-8 p.m., join OKT for the free Eastown Food Garden Walking Tour. This informative and fun tour of Eastown residents’ amazing food gardens features cooking demos along the way. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. The tour will start at the Eastown Community Association, 415 Ethel Ave. SE.

On Saturday August 25 from 2-4 p. m., learn how to can  and oven-roast tomatoes at Sherman Street Church kitchen, 1000 ShermanAve. SE.