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McGrath to speak on food gardening. April 30, 2010

Posted by ourfriendben in gardening, homesteading, recipes, Uncategorized, wit and wisdom.
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Just a brief alert to let food gardeners within driving distance of scenic Bethlehem, PA know that Mike McGrath, former editor of Organic Gardening magazine and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “You Bet Your Garden,” is giving a talk there on May 10.

McGrath’s presentation, “Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden Goodies,” focuses on small-space gardening. He’ll discuss organic gardening techniques and how to choose the right varieties, as well as providing tips on how to stretch your harvest season even if you only have a small plot.

But wait, it gets better! McGrath is partnering with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chefs Association for the presentation. About 80 local chefs and alumni (as well as current students) of Northampton Community College’s renowned culinary school will prepare herb-based goodies like summer rolls and bruschetta for the audience to sample. Yum!

You can read all about it at www.themorningcall.com, which features an interview article, “Little garden, big yield,” with tips from Mike McGrath. You’ll also find recipes for summer rolls and bruschetta so you can make your own.

The “Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden Goodies” presentation is at 6 p.m. on May 10th at the Lipkin Theatre, Kopacek Hall, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, PA. Admission is just $5. Attendance is limited to 300, so the paper suggests that you arrive early to be sure you get in. Maybe we’ll drop by to say hi to Mike and see you there!



1. Meg - April 30, 2010

Oooh! We’re there!

Go Meg go! Wow, we’d love to meet you and Kelly!

2. nancybond - April 30, 2010

Sounds like it would be a wonderful way to spend the day! I’m off to check out their bruschetta recipe! Thx for the link.

Don’t ignore the summer roll recipe, Nancy! I wasn’t enchanted with the idea of rolling them in rice paper, but am tempted to try making some in wonton or egg roll wrappers!

3. Michelle Burgess - May 3, 2010

Do you think he would travel to Melbourne, Australia? Sounds fantastic.

You could ask him, Michelle! I don’t know of anyone who’d turn down an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia!!!

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