After you finish shopping at the last Sammamish Farmers Market of the season this Wednesday, Sept. 25th, head over to the Sammamish library for a free program on “food literacy” and fall gardening from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the Sammamish Friends of the Library. Featured speakers are Brad Halm, co-author of Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard, and Issaquah Nutritionist Wendy Caamano, MS.
Halm is excited to share tips from his book with Sammamish
residents. He says, “fall is the
perfect time to start or improve a garden.” His book was written with the needs
of suburban and urban beginning gardeners in mind. He and co-author Colin McCrate together have over 20 years of
experience in organic gardening. Their company, Seattle Urban Farm Co. builds gardens for everyone from families with small spaces to restaurants and schools. He’ll sign copies of his book at
the event, which can be purchased at the Issaquah Barnes & Noble or online
from The Mountainers.
The session is part of a series of events by the King County Library System (KCLS) called A Place at the Table. As part of the series, the KCLS is accepting non-perishable food donations in bins at all KCLS libraries including the Sammamish and Issaquah branches. Donations will be distributed to 45 local food banks through December 2013. Elisa Steele, Special Projects Manager for the King County Library System, calculates this week that the latest grand total of gifts of food given as a part of A Place at the Table is 17, 479 lbs. of food, which is the equivalent of 11,652 meals.