Anniston, AL – On Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 5:00 PM, the Longleaf Botanical Gardens invites gardening enthusiasts to an exciting event that promises to impart valuable knowledge about cultivating cool-weather vegetable gardens. The event will be held at the Longleaf Event Center.
This Third Thursday gathering features Master Gardener Elizabeth York, a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience in the world of gardening. With an impressive background in tending to perennials, annuals, and vegetables, Elizabeth’s gardening journey led her to earn her Master Gardener certification in 2016. Her dedication to the field extends beyond personal interests; Elizabeth played a pivotal role in the Harvest for Health Study, a collaborative effort between UAB and Auburn University. In this capacity, she educated cancer survivors on the benefits of healthy eating through the cultivation of their own vegetables.
Currently, Elizabeth volunteers her time in a community garden, passionately sharing her knowledge about vegetable gardening. She is also actively involved in assisting local food banks in the Shelby County area, underscoring her commitment to addressing issues of food security through gardening.
In her personal life, Elizabeth dedicates substantial hours to her own organic garden, reaping a bountiful harvest of herbs and vegetables, which she utilizes in her culinary endeavors.
The upcoming event, led by Elizabeth York, promises an insightful look into cool-weather vegetable gardening. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical tips from her wealth of experience.
For those interested in attending, Third Thursday at Longleaf Botanical Gardens is priced at $5 per person. However, AM&G (Alabama Museum and Gardens) Members can enjoy this event for free. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to secure your spot and make the most of this unique opportunity to learn from a gardening expert.
Prepare to embark on a journey into the world of cool-weather vegetable gardening with Elizabeth York at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the joys and benefits of cultivating your own cool-weather vegetables this season.