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posted: 3/26/2014 2:51 PM

Learn to grow groceries yourself at Earth Day seminar in Geneva

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Submitted by Just Food Initiative

"Grow Your Own Groceries -- in Containers," a seminar to help people save money, build health, find more pleasure in tastier food, and acquire more energy by eating heathy, takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Geneva.

The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley, partnering with Geneva Ace Hardware, will host this seminar as a free gift to the public and as an early celebration of Earth Day.

Ron and Linda Stork, master gardeners with the Bolingbrook Garden Club, will share their knowledge and experience of growing food in containers. A sunny driveway, front steps, patio or porch means that anyone who wants to can grow some of their own food without needing a big backyard, just by using an ordinary container.

Using containers means no weeding, no kneeling in the dirt, no rototilling, no huge outlay of money. Because your food will be free of herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics or other substances harmful to our human bodies, you will help avoid cancers, diabetes and other medical conditions linked to corporate agriculture practices, which deliver unhealthy and tasteless food products to our grocery stores.

The seminar is at no cost, though offerings are welcome. Gather at 1:15 p.m. at Geneva Ace Hardware, 617 W. State St., Geneva. Self-watering and other containers are available for purchase, with special discounts for that day. The seminar runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ample parking is just south of the store.

Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Call Janice at (630) 854-1228 or