VALLEY GROWS CALENDAR || LOCAL FLAVOR
What: Learn to Grow Vegetables
When: Monday, 6 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park Community Garden, 280 S. Jackson St., east of downtown Youngstown.
Info: Bring a lawn chair and journal.
When: Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens
Info: Starts with a walk through the gardens. Then breakfast in Garden Cafe with talk about this ornamental tree.
Fee: $9 ($7 FFRG member).
Register: Call the gardens at 330-740-7116.
FAMILY GARDEN FRIDAYS!
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday through September.
What: Hands-on garden activities for children. Learn about vegetables with “Eat Your Colors” and see which insect is the “Bug of the Week.”
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens.
Info: Call 330-740-7116
When: Friday, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Details: Meet at East Newport Boat Launch (not for first-time kayakers). Naturalist-escorted trips. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Reservations are necessary and must be made 36 hours before program.
Fee: $12/person for county residents; $15 for nonresidents.
Info: Call Ford Nature Center, 330-740-7116.
Beaver TWP. Preserve
When: Sunday, 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: Ford Nature Center
Info: Explore the preserve’s 80 acres of woods and fields. Meet at the pavilion on state Route 165.
Details: For directions, call the center, 330-740-7116.
NORTH SIDE FARMERS’ MARKET
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, 105 Elm St., Youngstown; Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Market Street at Federal Plaza.
Contact: Jim Converse, 330-518-6971
30 MILE MEAL
What: Local food branding and promotional campaign that aims to provide shared identity for our farmers, specialty food producers, retail markets, food events, independently owned eateries and bars featuring locally sourced menus. Designed to educate individuals and businesses on availability of local food and offer incentives to buy local and help food businesses.