Edible Gardens Class Sept. 21

Growing and preparing vegetables and fruits can help stretch food dollars and be a rewarding and healthy experience. Adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet can help reduce the risk of diseases, and gardening provides an opportunity to exercise outdoors.

Learn all about growing and preparing heart-healthy vegetables and fruits at a free workshop on Saturday, Sept. 21 offered by the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and held at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Center, Exhibit Hall A from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will include presentations on gardening vegetables and their nutritional value, as well as a demonstration on how to prepare them. Participants will also be able to taste the prepared dishes.

Presenters will be Ada Medina-Solorzano, nutrition and food safety extension agent, and Christian F. Miller, a vegetable and fruit crops expert. Participants should call (561) 233-1742 to register, but the workshop is free.