Participants pledge to shift at least 10% of their food budget to local foods that includes homegrown items or those purchased from local producers and restaurants that serve locally-sourced foods. Are you up to a challenge: Make the pledge today!
National Farmers Market Week begins August 5!
To celebrate, LFAT members will assist shoppers with taking the pledge at markets across the region. If you’d like to help spread the word, sign up to volunteer at a farmers market or share information about the campaign using the hashtag #Shift10Local.
Warren County Ohio's Largest Playground - Farmer's Markets:
Find a diverse collection of farmers' markets, explore natural goodness, farm fresh tastes, hayrides, corn mazes and much more.
You can participate by taking the 10% Shift to Local Food and pledging to shift 10% of your food budget to purchase local foods. Learn more here! You can also join in the work by joining Green Umbrella and attending Local Food Action Team meetings--typically held the first Thursday of the month. greenumbrella.wildapricot.org/Local-Food
What is the Master Gardner Program? The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.
How can I qualify to become a Master Gardener?
Warren County Extension will be hosting the next Master Gardener volunteer class beginning in September 2018. This training will run through November. If you have any questions contact Beth Giffin at 513.695.1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The application deadline is August 17, 2018. You must be accepted to the program, attend an eight-week class, and complete 50 hours of volunteer activity. More information, including costs, a program application and a flyer can be found here: https://warren.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/becoming-master-gardener
Local Ohio State University Extension Warren County Office: