The Better Living for Texans, BLT, program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County, in cooperation with the Waco Foundation, will celebrate the completion of the Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities, GNHC, series with a block party celebration on June 11 in Waco.
The party, called One Block at a Time, will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Waco Family Medicine Clinic located at the corner of 15A and Providence Street in North Waco.
About the Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities course
Funded in part by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the BLT’s Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities course is a series of six class sessions that teaches participants how to grow fruits and vegetables in community and backyard gardens.
Topics include selecting the right garden location, planting and watering techniques, controlling insects and composting. Participants also learn how to prepare the produce they harvest into nutritious meals that they can share with their families.
The party is free and is being presented through the collaboration of the BLT program, Waco Foundation, Grassroots Community Development, Mission Waco and Urban Reap.
Activities for all ages
There will be live music and food from various local vendors during the event.
Some of the event’s activities will include a garden viewing and sharing meals made from the produce harvested from the garden. There will also be various educational presentations, including new opportunities for future gardening classes and more about the GNHC program.
For more information, contact April Strickland, AgriLife Extension agent for Better Living for Texans in McLennan County, at 210-722-7397.