Fayette Home & Garden show 2011.07.07

Written by David Green.

Gardening, home improvement, preschool, a home-based food operation—the topics are varied at Fayette’s first Home and Garden Show scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon July 16.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Fayette and is planned at the American Legion post, 424 S. Fayette St.

A portion of the morning will repeat home repair information presented last winter, said Fayette village administrator Amy Metz, but the majority of the session covers new information.

The tentative schedule starts off with Cheryl Spires from the OSU Extension Office discussing gardening information, such as when to harvest and estimated yields for canning. Canners are invited to bring in their dial gauges for a pressure check, at a cost of $5 per gauge.

Oscar Hernandez from the Fulton County Health Department is scheduled to speak about cottage food operations, temporary food operations, and egg and meat preparation.

Liz Keel of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) will briefly describe the home repair program that gives qualified home owners loans that are forgivable for up to 85 percent of the project cost.

Repairs include roof and gutters, electrical upgrades, water heaters, foundations, plumbing and more.

Next on the agenda is a representative from the Northwest Ohio Community Action Coalition who will give an overview of Head Start preschool opportunities and also describe the summer version of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

The final half hour is set aside for “walking and talking” to give participants the opportunity to speak directly with the presenters and obtain more detailed information.

There’s no charge for the Home and Garden Show, but organizers would appreciate having people register to help with planning. Call the village office at 237-2116 or visit the village website at www.villageoffayette.com.

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