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Transitioning to Organics: Sally Cunningham
Transitioning to Organics:  Sally Cunningham

Author, journalist and master organic gardener Sally Cunningham, will present a talk on “Transitioning to Organics,” March 20 at 2 p.m. in the East Aurora High School Auditorium.

Cunningham will discuss both the rationale for and how to transition to an organic gardening system, placing the emphasis on “system” and her philosophy about it.  Whether a beginner or a seasoned organic practitioner, she will address bio-diverse gardens and share her wisdom about why we make the choices we do.

Part of the EA Co-op’s mission is education.  “We feel that teaching people how to eat well is just as important as providing healthy food options for them when the market opens,” Board President Sheila Conboy said.  “Organic gardening is a hot topic, and holding the event on the first day of spring is a nice way to kick off the new season.”
Cunningham is the author of “Great Garden Companions” (Rodale Books), and has been teaching organic practices and nature-friendly landscaping for more than 20 years.  She has contributed chapters to many other gardening books, including the recently updated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. Director of the National Garden Festival, Cunningham also and writes for The Buffalo News and Buffalo Spree Magazine.
Admission is $10 for East Aurora and Lexington co-op member-owners; $12 for the general public. Presale tickets will be available at the EA Co-op offices at 620 Main Street on Thursdays from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Attendees who join the EA Co-op that day will have the cost of this event deducted from their one-time membership payment.

The East Aurora Co-op, slated to open in 2012, will bring a cooperatively owned and managed food market to people who live and work in the Southtowns communities of Western New York.  For more information about the EA Co-op and this event, visit www.eacoop.com.

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