Starting a Container Garden: Everything You Need to Know
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About the Event
"Starting a Container Garden: Everything You Need to Know” with Dietitians in the Garden. Amrie DeFrates, RD and Melanie Wong, MA, RDN will discuss the materials and care needed to grow herbs, microgreens, vegetables, and fruits that all do well growing in containers as well as present a short cooking demonstration using some container herbs and produce. This will be a ticketed event worth 1.5 CEUs (pending approval).
About Dietitians in the Garden: Amrie DeFrates, RD and Melanie Wong, MA, RD founded Dietitians in the Garden as an online community for dietitians, diet techs, students, and dietetic interns who crave a connection to how food grows. Members of the community swap seeds, post job opportunities, discuss business endeavors, ask gardening questions, and share photos of their harvests. To join the community, follow @dietitiansinthegarden on Instagram and join the Facebook Community “Dietitians in the Garden”.
About our guest speakers:
Amrie DeFrates, RD is a registered dietitian driven by the desire to help people connect to food, nature, and ultimately themselves through gardening. She earned her Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University and completed the dietetic internship at UC San Diego Medical Center. She is a co-founder of Dietitians in the Garden, an online community for dietitians who crave a connection to how food grows. As a garden-to-table dietitian at ‘amrie’s homegrown’, she sells her garden produce, teaches garden to table cooking classes, and consults for local organizations with on-site gardens. Outside of gardening and cooking, Amrie is raising two little ones who love to play in the mud.
Melanie Wong, MA, RDN is a registered dietitian and cook based in Michigan who views nutrition through a lens of sustainability, culinary arts, and culture. She is the founder of The Edible Bite LLC and co-founder of Dietitians in the Garden. In her work she helps people foster healthy relationships with food through food and nutrition education with an emphasis on cooking and gardening. Melanie attended Michigan State University receiving her undergraduate degree in Dietetics and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and Foods Systems. She also holds a Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences specializing in Dietetics from Western Michigan University. When she is not thinking about, talking about, or eating food, you can find her dancing, cooking, or watching anime.
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