As spring arrives, a nationally-renowned agriculture expert is offering Middle Georgians tips for growing.
Will Allen, of the nonprofit organization Growing Power Inc., will host a conference at Fort Valley State University on April 2 and April 3. The event, which will be held in the Pettigrew Center, is open to the public and is $10 to attend.
Allens Milwaukee-based organization supports small-enterprise farmers. Allen has been visited by Michelle Obama and has been featured on CNN, according to a news release. On April 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Allen will discuss topics, such as growing mushrooms and using hoop houses and worms to improve soil quality. The second half of that days event will be a hands-on presentation in the campus greenhouse.
On April 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Allen will focus on organic farming and community programs for local food production.
To register, contact E. Jean Willis at 825-6268. Participants can also register on-site before the presentations.