UNION — On Saturday, March 11, Union natives and garden enthusiasts Tommy Sinclair and Buddy Blackmon will lead a workshop at the Piedmont Physic Garden called “Creating A Year-Round Survival Garden.” This will be the first part of a three part series. Part Two and Part Three will take place in the summer and the fall, respectively.
“As a botanical garden, PPG hopes to play a role in reconnecting people with the world of plants, educating them and showing them models for sustainable living,” PPG Founder Toccoa W. Switzer said. “We are thrilled to have Tommy and Buddy lead us in this important workshop.”
In addition, Switzer emphasized the important health benefits that can come from creating your own garden.
“Part of PPG’s platform is to promote healthy lifestyles and one way we can do this is by providing educational workshops and seminars on the benefits of a strong, plant based diet,” she said.
Harvard Medical School reports of increasing scientific evidence showing that a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and healthy proteins lowers the risk of weight gain and chronic disease. And there is even more evidence that suggests that plant-based diets can reverse certain diseases.
The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 11. The cost is $20 for non-members and will be held at PPG at 301 E. South Street in Union, SC. Space is limited. To secure your spot, please register online at www.piedmontphysicgarden.org or call us at 864-427-2556.
The Piedmont Physic Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to exhibit and promote the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the people of Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.
This story courtesy of the Piedmont Physic Garden.