Matt Carroll

On Centre: Penns Valley | Garden group kicks off year with health course

mcarroll@centredaily.comJanuary 7, 2013 

Those trying to keep New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier could soon find some support in Penns Valley.

The Penns Valley Community Learning Garden is sponsoring a six-week discussion course that just might change the way you look at food.

The program, called Menu for the Future, is designed to help participants consider food practices that promote both personal and ecological well-being.

According to the garden group’s website, those who take the course will explore food systems and their impacts on culture, society and ecological systems and be introduced to ways to create and support a sustainable food chain, among other things.

The garden group is offering three free public information sessions about the program. They are scheduled for Jan. 17 at Inglebean Cafe in Millheim, Jan. 23 at the Centre Hall library and Jan. 29 at the Old Gregg School library.

The Menu for the Future program itself will start with a discussion group scheduled to meet every Thursday for six weeks, from Jan. 31 through March 7. The program is $25, which covers the cost of a book participants will receive, according to the learning garden group.

The learning garden, also located in Millheim, offers other workshops and programs on various gardening topics, according to its website.

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