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Harvest healthy new habits and food this growing season. The UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Community Garden Program is now leasing FREE garden plots to Pasco residents.

Pasco Extension Offers Free Healthy Eating Program and Contest

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on September 18, 2020

Virtual gardening and nutrition lessons culminate with a cooking contest

Pasco Extension Offers Free Healthy Eating Program and Contest

Put your culinary skills to the test!  The UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Community Garden and Family Consumer Sciences Programs are hosting a FREE, four-week, online nutrition and gardening program that begins October 5, 2020, and culminates with a cookoff. 

Weekly emails will be sent each Monday in October featuring videos on how to make healthy meals from vegetables you can grow at home or in a community garden.  At end of the program, you can put what you’ve learned into action by creating a meal and recipe to enter in the cookoff contest.  Winners will have a chance to win prizes, plus their recipe will be featured on social media and in the community garden newsletter. 

WHAT:          Healthy Eating Program and Contest
WHEN:          October 5 through 29, 2020
HOW:             Register online through October 5 at:
bit.ly/healthyeatingcookoff  
WHERE:       Enjoy weekly, virtual lessons online at home. On October 29, drop off your meal sample, complete with recipe information at:
UF/IFAS Pasco Extension One-Stop-Shop
15029 14th Stree
Dade City, FL

For more information, please contact (352) 521-1255 or [email protected].

The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service assists Pasco County residents by developing and delivering practical, educational programs in environmental horticulture; sustainable agriculture; 4-H and youth development; and family and consumer sciences. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit our website or call us at 352.518.0156.

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