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By July 26, 2018, the nutrition facts label on food, beverages and supplements must be in compliance with the new FDA Labeling requirements which were finalized on May 20, 2016. Join Christina Ferroli, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.N.D., and learn about the significant changes and updates to daily values, serving sizes, the Nutrition Facts chart and much more. Learn about the science backing the changes and what the changes mean to you, the consumer. This new Nutrition Facts Label will help consumers make be
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Registration is open for Purdue Extension - Marion County's new community garden training course, Gardening Together. This course was created for those who are in the beginning years of organizing a community garden. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
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The New Farmer Resource Guide (NFRG) is a list of resources and tools for beginning and transitional market farmers and gardeners. To assist those wishing to pursue livelihoods in diversified agriculture, Purdue Extension - Marion County has compiled a list of helpful resources.
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"From the Director's Chair" is an e-newsletter published every three to four weeks highlighting program happenings and staff updates from Purdue Extension-Marion County. Let us know if you want to be added to the distribution list!
Purdue Extension - Marion County will be providing a hands-on training for anyone who works with youth in a garden. Activities, Basic Gardening, Curriculum, and more are some of the things that will be covered.
Beginning Farmer Tour
Join us Thursday, May 26, in Indianapolis for a lunch and tour program to support beginning farmers and new urban farmers. The lunch discussion will focus on key farm tools for small, intensively managed acres while touring this urban farm that produces fresh, healthy foods using organic practices. Lunch will be followed by a tour of a thriving urban farm, South Circle Farm, led by farm owner Amy Matthews.
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Purdue Extension - Marion County is offering a new program to support beginning urban farmers, the Purdue Urban Farm Incubator.

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