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Microgreens: Living Powerhouses
February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Grow Your Own!!! Judy Rienzi joins us at The Greenhouse to share tips and tricks for growing microgreeens and her knowledge about how they can pack a nutritional punch to a healthy diet. She will profile a couple of microgreens, and demonstrate how you can grow them at home! Some of the delicious and beautiful microgreens you can grow that Judy has experience cultivating include broccoli, radish, pea, and sunflower. She will share techniques for growing microgreens hydroponically and in soil and share how to use them in dishes.
A 2012 study in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
notes that, “Microgreens (seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs) have gained popularity as a new culinary trend over the past few years. Although small in size, microgreens can provide surprisingly intense flavors, vivid colors, and crisp textures and can be served as an edible garnish or a new salad ingredient.” The study found that, “In summary, the essential vitamin and carotenoid concentrations
of 25 commercially available microgreens varieties have
been determined. In general, microgreens contain considerably
higher concentrations of vitamins and carotenoids than their
mature plant counterparts, although large variations were found
among the 25 species tested.” (http://www.sunshinecovefarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2012-Xiao-Assessment-of-Vitamin-and-Carotenoid-Concentrations-of-Emerging-Food-Products-Edible-Microgreens.pdf)
Judy Rienzi holds a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Imagery Practitioner, and has certificates in aromatherapy, plant-based nutrition, and vegan nutrition.
Suggested donation $5.00. The Greenhouse Project is located in the James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton, PA in Nay Aug Park. Please meter park on street or park adjacent to greenhouse and ask for a parking pass or in parking lots at Nay Aug Park. (Greenhouse is located southwest end of park across street and down from Geisinger CMC.)