Antioch’s Dozier-Libbey high school to host National Agriculture Day event, Tuesday

Dozier-Libbey Medical High School in Antioch will host a National Agriculture Day event on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 with the theme, “Stewards of a Healthy Planet.”. This will mark the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country.

The event, to take place at the school’s Edible Garden located on campus, will include:

·      The Garden Club – Lucas Chilcote, Founder of the Garden Club and Senior at Dozier-Libbey will provide information about the club, their Edible Garden and the future of the club for 2017.

·      Bounty from the Box: The CSA Cookbook is your guide to enjoying more than 90 different fruits, vegetables, and herbs commonly grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across America. With more than 350 delicious, healthful recipes, you’ll never wonder what to do with your weekly subscription box again. Whether you’re a CSA subscriber, a farmers market shopper, a gardener, or simply a home cook, you’ll truly enjoy—and constantly use—this remarkable book. Eating is truly a social act. Far more than just a cookbook, Bounty also showcases CSA farms across America and the incredible ways they are feeding—literally and figuratively—their communities with exciting outreach programs, informative classes, dining events, food donation, land conservation efforts, and diverse employment opportunities.

The launch of a fundraising campaign selling Bounty from the Box with 35% proceeds of sales going towards the Garden Club.

·      Farmigo re-launch of Dozier-Libbey Farm to School Marketplace – Sample locally grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, etc..

Farmigo is on a mission to create a food system that’s better for everyone, from farmers to eaters. We believe that many of us are ready for an alternative way to shop, cook, and break bread with our families and friends. We’ve created a movement, founded on groups of neighbors ordering individually and picking up together, as a community. It’s made farm-to-neighborhood a viable option, where fresh food is more accessible than ever before, nothing goes to waste, and we support small farmers and foodmakers.

The Dozier-Libbey event marks a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate. National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. Visit for more information on National Ag Day in 2016.

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