Wellington Garden Club To Meet Feb. 3

The Wellington Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 3 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). A light breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m. and a program at 11:30 a.m.

The special guest speaker will be Jason McCobb, also known as Farmer Jay, a well-known garden farmer in the area. In addition to farming and building gardens, he has developed a program for children called Farmer Jay’s Sprouts, which teaches kids where food comes from and helps to pass along the lost art of sustainable agriculture.

McCobb and his wife have recently turned Farmer Jay’s Sprouts into a nonprofit organization, and together they look forward to making an impact in the community by teaching the next generation how to grow their own food.

McCobb has built and consulted for many gardens in the area. Notable is the chef’s garden at the Breakers, where they grow specialty salad greens, herbs and micro greens on a half-acre plot. He was also a guest host for “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime TV and the lead consultant for the Backyard Gardens infomercial.

Guests are welcome, but e-mail RSVPs to kaalbury@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Wellington Garden Club, visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.