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Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Hosting Lunch and Learn Series

lunch and learnThe Georgia Southern Botanical Garden’s popular Lunch and Learn series begins on Thursday, Oct. 23 at noon with Cooking with Organic and Local Produce, featuring Chef Jason Scarboro of Emma’s Restaurant and Relinda Walker of Walker Organic Farm.

Chef Scarboro will delight attendees with dishes prepared with seasonal, local and organic food grown by one of the pioneers of the slow-food and organic movement in Georgia, Relinda Walker. Scarboro and Walker will share tips for creatively preparing locally-grown, fresh, healthy food. The cost for the event, including lunch, is $20. Advance registration is required and can be arranged by calling the Garden at (912) 871-1149.

On January 22, 2009, Rip Williams and Dane Huebner from the Flat Creek Dairy in Swainsboro will be at the Garden sharing the fascinating process of handcrafting cheese. Flat Creek Dairy is one of two licensed, artisanal dairies in the state. Lunch will be a sampling of cheeses, breads, fruits and soup.

The final program in this series will offer a sweet ending: “A Taste of Honey” featuring a program on bee farming and honey cultivation. On April 30, 2009, Bobby Colson of B and G Honey Farm will share a look at the life cycle of honey bees and how they help to support plant life and, ultimately, our survival. There will be honey products to sample along with a delicious picnic lunch.

The theme of this year’s series is Sustainable Living, South Georgia Style, and is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology at Georgia Southern University. All programs will be held from 12 to12:50 p.m. on Ruffin Terrace or in Bland Cottage at the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden, 1505 Bland Avenue in Statesboro, and will be limited to 40 participants. Advance reservations are required for each $20 event and can be made by calling the Garden at (912) 871-1149. – See more at:

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