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Farmers Market has free health, gardening education
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Every Saturday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Savannah Local Food Collaborative (SLFC) and its partners host a seasonal farmers’ market at the south end of Forsyth Park.

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) features regionally grown, fresh food and plants sold by the producers. On the second Saturday of each month, a Health Pavilion features free health education and gardening education.

On June 13, Christina Hanson, Youth Development Coordinator for the Chatham County Health Department, will present the one-hour “We Can!” program at 9 a.m. Also, Grace Badiola and Jason Boyd from St. Joseph’s/Candler’s will provide health screenings. Grace Badiola, the fitness/wellness instructor of St. Joseph’s/Candler’s African American Health Information and Resource Center, will conduct body mass index and blood pressure screenings. Jason Boyd, the exercise physiologist for the St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Health Connection at Habersham YMCA, will conduct blood sugar (diabetes) screenings.  

At noon, the health pavilion will focus on gardening, sponsored by the Savannah Urban Gardening Association (SUGA).  

Judy Macolly, an herbalist/naturalist/nutritionist, will present “Growing Health Through Gardening.”

Following her lecture, there will be a meeting facilitated by SUGA for those interested in local community gardening.