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Rain is coming and Friday night Lettuce Grow event

May 11, 2017
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Another busy day at the office and all day it has been promising rain, but it looks like rain is on it’s way.  According to the forecast it should continue part of tomorrow as well.  I hope we have no more flooding!

There are a lot of events coming up besides the state MG conference which starts May 20 with the pre-tour.

Tomorrow night St. Joseph Center of Arkansas is hosting its second annual Lettuce Grow Fundraiser 6:00pm until 9:00pm on the grounds of its historic campus at 6800 Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock. This event will support St. Joseph’s mission to preserve the historical building while continuing sustainable farming and community outreach.

Join us to celebrate the opening of St. Joseph’s Farm Stand and spring planting of the gardens. Lettuce Grow will feature dinner with Chef Matt Bell of South on Main and will include libations, tours of the building, a silent auction, and live music. Also, adding to the evening will be an art show including artists Kevin Kresse, Jennifer Wilson, Steven Rockwell and V. L. Cox. Janet Carson, gardener and author, will be available to sign copies of her new book.

St. Joseph Center of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to preserve the former St. Joseph Orphanage which is on the National Historic Register. Through the efforts of SJCA, St. Joseph Center will return to its original roots as a self-sustaining farm. Instead of supporting an orphanage, the 56,000 sq. ft. building and 63 acre property will continue to serve and support the community through art, farming, agritourism, and agricultural education.

Tickets to Lettuce Grow are $50 in advance/$65 at the door and are available online at Evenbrite.com or by calling (501)993-4560.  Come join us.

Then Saturday are more MG plant sales–two large ones are Faulkner County (Conway) and Van Buren County (Fairfield Bay).  I will be speaking at Conway this year.

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