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Johnnie Mae Farm, an urban farm operated by the City of Fort Wayne and Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, is offering a free online nutrition and cooking class on Wednesday, April 29 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. 

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The “Reading Food Labels for Healthy Eating on a Budget” class will be taught by Alyssa Lichti, Nutrition Education Program Assistant for the Purdue Extension – Allen County office. During this live online class, Lichti will help participants understand food labels while cooking up a recipe at Johnnie Mae Farm. While she’s cooking, she’ll answer questions about food labels and nutrition.

“Understanding food nutrition labels can be confusing, and sticking to a budget can be even harder,” said Lichti. “This class is a great way to gain the know-how to create healthy, delicious meals without spending a lot of money.”

The live class will be filmed at the Johnnie Mae Farm, located at 2518 Winter St. The farm is a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and the Purdue Extension - Allen County office. Last year, farm staff and volunteers grew, harvested and distributed more than 2,400 pounds of fruits and vegetables. The Farm also hosted a variety of youth programming, as well as free cooking and nutrition classes.

In 2015, the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services completed the historic renovation of former fire station #9 and equipped it with a state-of-the-art commercial grade kitchen, which is available for rent or use by community groups. The City and the Purdue Extension – Allen County also began farming the vacant residential lots behind the fire station and have been working to distribute fresh produce to local residents ever since. The farm is named after long-time neighborhood advocate Johnnie Mae White.

Find the latest information on the Johnnie Mae Farm facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Johnnie-Mae-Farm-322106948321914/

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