August 20 Special Event:
*** EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL LANDSCAPING CLASS***
The farmers market will offer seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and local foods. Our Grill Benzie Food Truck will be there selling fresh food with ingredients grown onsite or sourced locally. We will also be offering free daily nutrition and culinary demonstrations at 3:30 and 5:00, open to the public. You can also take this time to grab your family and walk our edible trail system that lines the property or play through our edible mini golf course!
Edible and Medicinal Plant Landscaping Class:
Join Eran Rhodzell of the Sacred Earth Initiative to gain a basic knowledge of the benefits of edible and medicinal landscapes, and how to install them. This class will take place from 4-5:30pm. It will begin in the studio house and during the class, attendees will take a walk around Grow Benzie's campus to see edible and medicinal plant landscaping in action. All are welcome. Class will take place rain or shine. If the weather is poor, the outdoor portion of the class will be moved indoors. Class is by donation. All interested are welcome to attend.
About the presenter:
As founder of Sacred Earth Initiative (formerly Sacred Earth Edible Landscaping), Eran Shachar Rhodzell spends most of his time thinking about plants, and various ways to save the planet. His vision for the Midwest (and the world) includes nature-gardens and farms being shared by communities, spawning independence from the industrial mono-crop grain fields, and the restoration of the native prairie.
Eran graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture. He spent a decade living and working on many different organic farms in locations ranging from Kauai to California to Nova Scotia, before settling on the 68 acres he now calls home in rural Benzie County, Michigan.
Eran is also an author, photographer, and musician, focusing his arts on political and environmental justice. Visit sacredearthlandscaping.comfor more information.
The Monday Farmers Market:
Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
30 minutes west of Traverse City
30 minutes north of Manistee
1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
5 miles east of Frankfort
Every Monday from June 4 through August 27 from 2-6pm.
Free to attend
*** WE ACCEPT: Bridge Card/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Senior Market Fresh, and Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program tokens.
231-882-9510 or info@GrowBenzie.org