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GreenMarket announces new summer hours, July events

By Staff | Jun 21, 2011

GreenMarket at the Alliance of the Arts will remain open through summer offering fresh local products such as locally caught fish, honey and eggs, fresh fruit, herbs and produce, bread and baked goods, native plants, organic fertilizers, pottery and handmade crafts. The new summer hours of 8 a.m. to noon took effect in June and will continue through August for customers to beat the summer heat.

July marks the kick off for gardening month at the Alliance GreenMarket! Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., the community is invited to join experienced gardeners and farmers for a free hour-long introduction to gardening. The community is invited to get their hands dirty and have fun learning about native Florida plants, container gardening, rain barrels, the kitchen garden, and more. Workshops will be held on the GreenMarket stage, under the shade of the trees, and all materials will be provided. Bring a notepad if you want to take notes. Trowels and pots will be provided.

Instructors include Kara Alfaro of Elata Natives, organic farmer Ken Ryan of Herban Gardens, horticulturalist Debbie Hughes of Edison-Ford Estates, master gardener Millisa Bell of Holton Eco-Preserve, and Andrea Guerrero, manager of Heartland Gardens.

Join us at the GreenMarket (at the corner of McGregor and Colonial) any Saturday morning in July… and bring your green thumb! The Alliance family-friendly GreenMarket offers occasional artistic and educational activities. On select Saturdays, the market welcomes live music from local musicians. Guest are always encouraged to venture inside the Alliance’s main building to view the current art exhibits and pick up information about area arts and cultural organizations.

Visit www.ArtInLee.org for more details of all the excitement our community has to offer.