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Cooking, gardening and nutrition opportunities abound this summer

SNAP-Ed of Wadena County is signing up interested families and individuals for healthy opportunities for summer 2022.

Vegetable garden
Enjoy the benefits of a garden this summer.
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WADENA — Fill your belly and your summer with healthy eating opportunities with the help of the Wadena County Extension.
Online and in-person classes are planned throughout the summer months so don't miss out on free learning opportunities including:
Cooking Matters: Families with children can participate in Zoom classes on Thursdays from 5 -7 p.m., starting July 14. Individuals will pick up a free bag of groceries to cook at home along with SNAP-Ed Educator Marilyn Hofland and a local chef over Zoom, and receive kitchen gadgets and $10 of tokens for the Wadena Farmers Market for each class they attend.
Cooking Matters at the Farmers Market: Find out all about shopping at the market, and how to triple your money by using EBT at the market. This is a one hour class, held on July 8, August 5, and September 9.
Wadena Community Garden: A few plots are left at the Wadena Garden at Sunnybrook Park. Free seeds, plants, and instruction provided.
PoP and PoP Plus!: Power of Produce for both youth and seniors are back this year! Kids 4-16 receive a $2 token, and seniors will now receive $4 tokens to spend on produce, each time they come to the market!
One Vegetable One Community: Have your own garden? Stop to pick up seeds for this year’s veggie of the year- CUCUMBERS! Both slicing and pickling cuc seeds available at the U of MN Extension Office, Wadena Public Library, Wadena County Public Health, Maslowski Wellness Center, Project Share of Wadena, Wadena Chamber of Commerce, Pete’s Nursery, and MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership.

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