The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events next week: “Family Day: Food Ways” on Sunday, March 11, and “Forum: Saving Appalachian Gardens and Stories,” on Tuesday, March 13.
March is the month when spring planting begins, and a new cycle of yearly food preparation begins. On Sunday, March 11, from 1-4 p.m. come to the History Center’s March Family Day and have a taste of history as we celebrate the planting season with hands-on activities, living history interpretation and cooking demonstrations – and of course, samples of traditional food cooked over an open fire. Family Day is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, March 13, learn about an heirloom seed-saving project at “Forum: Saving Appalachian Gardens and Stories” with Rosann Kent, director of the University of North Georgia Appalachian Studies Center. Through this project, students collect, grow, bank and share seeds that have been passed down in families for more than three generations. See visual art based on the lives of the seed-keepers. Plus, take home a packet of free heirloom seeds.
The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers.