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May 26, 2011

From the (e)Mailbox: Eating Local Class

Check out the class below taught by USEE Member and all around great Environmental Educator, Tara Poelzing! You can also see Tara's blog here.

Eating Local a class by Lifelong Learning Wednesday, June 1st, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Have you ever eaten a pea straight from the pod or bitten into a peach right from the tree? Fresh food is good food–good for you and good tasting–and if it’s grown locally, it’s also good for your community and planet. Eating locally is more than a trend–it’s a re-discovery of regional identity, a direct way to support the local economy, and a way to help reduce our nation’s dependence on oil by eliminating costly transport. How can you incorporate Utah’s myriad agricultural and artisan food products into your shopping list? By becoming a ‘locavore’! We’ll show you where to find local farmers, bakers, ranchers, beekeepers, and cheese makers, then offer up tips on how to enjoy these tasty, healthful products year round. We will also provide information on local food co-ops and community gardens, as well as tips on how to start preparing now to take best advantage of Utah’s local harvests.

Registration required. Go to http://continue.utah.edu/lifelong/ and look under Food and Wine or call 801-587-LIFE $34

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