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Find out how to make healthy soul food, which ‘weeds’ are edible at Green of Detroit classes August 13

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Everyone knows, and is sick of hearing, it isn’t easy to eat healthy, but it also isn’t always easy to mesh the right foods into your life. The Greening of Detroit’s Wild Edibles workshop and Healthy Soul Food Cooking class will help address that.

If you want a sun day along with learning to eat healthy, the Wild Edibles workshop is a good choice. Here you get a walking tour and a lesson on what plants, often classified as weeds, are edible. These wild plants can be used for food or medicine. The workshop will be conducted by Tepfirah Rushdan, director of Urban Agriculture at the Greening of Detroit. It’s on Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. – noon at the Detroit Market Garden, 1850 Erskine, in the Eastern Market neighborhood.

Tepfirah Rushdan

Tepfirah Rushdan

As for the cooking class, it is no secret that the southern-cooking-inspired soul food isn’t thought of as the healthiest. This cooking class, with samples, recipes, and demos, will eliminate the unhealthy ingredients, but not sacrifice the flavor. It will be taught by Nikolette Barnes, nutrition education coordinator at The Greening of Detroit.  The Healthy Soul Food class is Saturday, August 13, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. also at the Detroit Garden Market.

Growing collards in hoophouse at the Detroit Market Garen

Growing collards in hoophouse at the Detroit Market Garen

One of the reasons for these classes is the Greening of Detroit’s long-stated goal to increase local produce for the people of Detroit and teach them about how to find the healthiest solutions.

The day of health and natural food education is $5, or free if you are a member of Build a Garden.  Please register by sending your name and phone number to The $5.00 class fee is payable at time of the class. If you are registering for the Healthy Soul Food class, please include the number of participants in your party.

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