Beans & Greens fundraiser to be held in Abingdon

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Dirk Moore
Join us at The Jubilee House Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. to support the Seed Savers Library. The Washington County Seed Saver Library holds a “Beans and Greens” fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event is held at the Jubilee House in Abingdon, Virginia.

Join us at The Jubilee House Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. to support the Seed Savers Library.

The Washington County Seed Saver Library holds a “Beans and Greens” fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event is held at the Jubilee House in Abingdon, Virginia.

Ed Davis, co-author of “Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table,” will be the speaker. Davis and John Morgan’s book looks at more than just the vegetable, it looks at the relationship between the dark leafy green and Southern culture.

“It’s one of the first books by geographers to take one food and map out a wealth of details,” Davis said. “We try to connect the plant’s history, culture, economics, ecology and nutrition. We visited farms, restaurants, gardens and grocery stores.”

The evening includes a dinner of collard greens, soup beans, ham, cornbread and dessert. Joseph Trivette and Friends Jazz Combo provide the entertainment. Copies of the book will be available for sale. 

Funds from the evening will help support the Washington County Seed Savers Library. The SSL provides free heirloom seeds to anyone who registers for the program. They are asked only to save seeds and return them to the library. The SSL also offers educational programming on gardening, seed saving and preserving the harvest.

Tickets to the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at any branch of the Washington County Public Library. For more information, call 276-676-6298.


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