A recent study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health found that people exposed to pesticides had a 70% higher chance of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The use of pesticides in farming has increased steadily since the 1950s, and while it has had positive effects in the production of crops, can remain on the harvested food even after being washed and in the soil, sometimes leeching into the groundwater supply. The point is, Urban Roots can show you how to grow some of your own healthy, pesticide-free food in your yard or community.
Their 8AM – 11AM May 30th workshop entitled Recovery Garden Day will give you tips on growing vegetables in urban gardens, how to store food, and gardening in containers, among other garden-related themes.
And who doesn’t love garlic? Urban Roots June 2nd workshop perfectly titled Garlic: Eat. Stink. Be Proud, by Seth Wochensky, is for those of us who shamelessly cram garlic into our mouths and are completely fine with it. It’s delicious and good for you. You’ll learn a little about garlic’s history and how to properly cultivate this cooking staple.