News Release

For immediate release - July 24, 2013

Groundbreaking Reads in Fruitland Park Library

Groundbreaking Summer Reads for adults at the Fruitland Park Library begins Monday, August 5th through Monday, August 26th at 10 a.m.  Special guests are to include Julie England, from the University of Florida IFAS Extension Office on August 12th. Her program, “Groundbreaking Vegetables” will have us learn more about the variety of nutritious root vegetables and how to include them in your everyday meals. Her program will include:

• Health benefits provided by root vegetables.
• How to select root vegetables.
• Strategies for incorporating root vegetables into family meals.
• Preparation and storage techniques
• Preparation and sampling of a couple of items

Julie will prepare a roast beet salad –with beets and quinoa and spicy marinated carrots for sampling.

On August 19th, Brooke Moffis, Residential Horticulture - Extension Agent from IFAS will talk to us about composting and its benefits.  Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is a cost-efficient method of landscaping that uses nine integrated landscape principles. You not only reduce your maintenance, but minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides in your landscape, while also protecting Florida's natural resources.

The Book Club has selected Labyrinth by Kate Mosse to enhance the state "Groundbreaking Reads" program.  The book will be discussed throughout the programs.

The Fruitland Park Library staff will be offering refreshments, incentives and give away items for attendees.

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Media contact:
JoAnn Glendinning
Library Director
352-360-6561
jglendinning@lakeline.lib.fl.us

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