Do Some Millin', Chillin' and Grillin' at Farm Science Review

August 8, 2006

LONDON, Ohio -- Music, food, and a little rest and relaxation will be the order of each day at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review during a new event at Utzinger Garden.

 

The garden, located off Friday Ave. on the grounds of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, will spotlight "Millin', Chillin' and Grillin" -- an event that emphasizes gardening through the joy of what Utzinger offers and the expertise of the horticulturists that maintain it.

"The idea of ‘Millin, Chillin, and Grillin' is to learn about plants and gardening techniques while taking the time to enjoy the garden with family and friends," said Pam Bennett, Ohio State University statewide Master Gardener coordinator.

Millin', Chillin' and Grillin' will be held Sept. 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Millin' portion of the event will be held Sept. 19 and will feature horticulturists from Ohio State and Master Gardener volunteers who will be on-hand to answer visitor questions on gardening, insect and disease issues and other plant-related information from perennials to lawn care to fruits and vegetables.

The Chillin' portion of the event will be held Sept. 20 and will give visitors the opportunity to relax in Utzinger Garden while enjoying music performed throughout the day by area musicians.

The Grillin' portion of the event will be held Sept. 21 and will feature Springfield News and Sun food writer Carolyn Hennigan. Hennigan will provide cooking demonstrations highlighting fruit and vegetable recipes made from products that can be grown in one's backyard garden. Whole Foods Market, the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, will sponsor the cooking demonstrations.

Millin', Chillin' and Grillin' is just a small portion of events and educational programs lined up for visitors to Utzinger Garden during Farm Science Review. Uztinger Garden will showcase 15 other programs from lawn care to layered composting, creating a butterfly garden. Log on to http://fsr.osu.edu for more information on these programs.

Farm Science Review will be held Sept. 19-21 at Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the academic units of the university's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Tickets are $8 at the gate or $5 in advance when purchased from county offices of OSU Extension or participating agribusinesses. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 19-20 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Pam Bennett