Backyard Basics Expo coming March 29

Do you know where your food is coming from? Most consumers assume the food they purchase is grown locally. The reality could be very different! According to Aleda Roth, “Almost a quarter of the average American’s food consumption is imported.” Are you ready to get back to the basics?

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Brazoria County will be conducting a Backyard Basics Expo on March 29 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. At the Backyard Basics Expo you will be able to gather information and sign-up for upcoming workshops on topics such as, backyard poultry and egg production, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, honey bees, canning, growing and cooking with herbs, raised bed and container gardening, and composting to name a few. The Brazoria County Extension Agents will be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming workshops.

In addition, to Backyard Basic educational displays Brazoria County Master Gardeners will be selling a large variety of plants just in time for spring planting! Master Gardeners will be readily available to help you with plant selection from their wide variety of beautiful plants to purchase and get your spring lawn and garden going. The Master Gardeners will also be hosting a guest speaker, Heidi Sheesley of Treesearch Farms from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. with the plant sale beginning at 9 a.m.

Come and find out what the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Brazoria County has to offer on March 29th at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 South Downing Road, Angleton, from 9 a.m. – Noon. For more information contact John O’Connell at 979-864-1558, ext. 112.