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Good Tern Co-op sponsors microgreen growing class

Apr 06, 2021
Photo by: Crystal Robinson Broccoli, radish, wheatgrass and other microgreens seedlings grow in a sunny window in Crystal Robinson’s home in Hope

Rockland — The Good Tern Co-op, located at 750 Main St., will offer an online class on growing microgreens at home Wednesday, April 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Good Tern’s Education and Community Outreach Committee, the microgreens class will be presented by Crystal Robinson, who is certified in agriscaping and permaculture, and is an experienced home microgreens grower. Robinson consults on garden design and maintenance.

Robinson will demonstrate the ease to growing microgreens at home, and will email all participants instructions and a list of sources for materials. Following the “how-to” session participants will learn about health benefits of microgreens, how to incorporate them into meals and how to recycle soil into vermi-compost.

The class will include a question and answer period.

According to a November 2020 New York Times article by Margaret Roach, microgreens are packed with nutrients.

“Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture evaluated vitamin and carotenoid concentrations in a range of varieties in a 2012 paper. Among their conclusions: Microgreens contained up to 40 times the nutrients of the plants’ mature leaves. . . . and oh, the flavor!” says Roach.

The class on growing microgreens at home is online and free. Registration is required. Register by contacting Elissa Bower at the Good Tern Co-op Store, at 594-8822 or marketing@goodtern.coop.

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