The convention hosted three speakers at Saturday's event. One of them was Nan Chase, author of "Eat Your Yard." Chase shared her expertise and gardening tips to Muskingum County residents.
"I'm blown away. This is a huge symposium, everybody's done volunteer work it, it's super well organized, there's a lot to see," said author of "Eat Your Yard," Nan Chase.
"Eat Your Yard" is a combination of a cookbook and a growing guide. The book gives readers advice on gardening 30 different plants and also has 35 recipes for cooking, canning, freezing, dehydrating and fermenting your food. Chase says the nutrition in "home grown" plants is superior to those bought in a grocery store. She also said that growing your own produce shrinks your energy footprint since you're eating right from your yard, which cuts out fuel costs for transporting food.
"Well, I would urge people to plant whatever they like and if it doesn't go well the first time, plant something else."
You can pick up "Eat Your Yard" at local bookstores, or you can order it online. To find more information on nan chase and her book, you can visit her website. www.eatyouryardbook.com