Farmer Terri will lead a talk on the food history of the South and you will learn how earlier residents would have survived the winters through food preservation – they were avid seed savers and perfected the art of food preservation. Explore the history of our seeds, how to save seeds properly, and using herbs from the garden to make herb blends for daily cooking.
Each participant will take home seeds and an herb blend that will be made on-site. Creating your own herbs and spices is easy and rewarding, and you control the ingredients. Many can be grown in your own garden or in containers.
About the Presenter: Chef Terri Carter also known as Farmer Terri and has been on the Atlanta food scene since 2011 when she began studying the local food system in Metro Atlanta. Her career began as the coordinator of Historic Mableton Community Garden and then as a food demonstrator at the Mableton Farmers Market. A fascination seeds and seed saving furthered her career through an urban agricultural program offered by local urban agricultural nonprofit HABESHA Works Inc. where she still advises new students eager to learn growing and preserving techniques. Farmer Terri was selected as the top female student in the program in 2013 and went on to become a Cobb County Master Gardener in 2014 and then employed with The University of Georgia’s Cobb County’s Extension in The Family and Consumer Science Department.
She is currently working at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens as a Chef in the Edible Garden’s outdoor kitchen as well as serving on the Board of The American Community Gardening Association where she also chairs the the Educational Committee. A native of Valley, Alabama, she currently lives in Marietta. Farmer Terri graduated from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in political science.