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May 15, 2014

Edible Garden group meets Tuesday

NEWBURYPORT — Marissa Lena, of the newly formed Amesbury Seed Exchange, will be the speaker for the Tuesday, May 20 meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., Amesbury.

She will be speaking on sustainability and seed saving from a perspective of growing food for your family and community. The mission of the Amesbury Exchange is to create a place for sharing knowledge, traditions, and most importantly — seeds. The Amesbury Seed Exchange offers seeds and planting materials to prospective gardeners at no cost. Participants are simply asked to return seeds from the plants they’ve grown at the end of the season so that this service can continue to function and maintain a healthy stock of seeds to be grown the following year.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing: veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at or 978-388-5629.

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