Midlands home and garden calendar

July 3, 2014 

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Kershaw Library Book to Action Program: Kershaw Library is promoting gardening, healthy cooking, urban farming and reading through its Book to Action project, featuring “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. Throughout the summer, the library will host book discussions, cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and chicken coop building sessions. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the library and for sale at Books on Broad. www.kershawcountylibrary.org

The Growing Plot Weekly Gardening Club: Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings through Aug. 12, 1304 Broad St., Camden. Families are invited to help create a community garden with help from experienced gardeners. Register by calling (803) 425-1508.

Taking Root: The Summer Brothers and the History of the Pomaria Nursery: On display through Sept. 20 at the University of South Carolina McKissick Museum, 816 Bull St. (on the Horseshoe). The exhibit profiles the history of Pomaria Nursery, which thrived in central South Carolina from the 1840s-1870s. Free and open to the public. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (803) 777-2876; http://artsandsciences. sc.edu/ mckissickmuseum

Palladium Society Renovation Rodeo: The Historic Columbia Foundation’s Palladium Society continues its Renovation Rodeo series on July 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Vino Garage, 2327 Main St. The series takes participants through old homes and buildings in Columbia that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the structure. Admission is free for Palladium members and $5 for nonmembers. Light hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine will be included during the event. (803) 252-1770, ext. 11; http://akinard@historiccolumbia.org

Tasty Tomato Festival: 4-9 p.m. July 19 at City Roots, 1005 Airport Blvd. The festival will feature local food with a tomato theme. Free heirloom tomato tasting, music, tomato bobbing and more. Tickets are $10. www.tastytomatofestival.com

USC A.C. Moore Herbarium: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina offers free plant identifications. Weeds, house plants, blooming flowers, trees, shrubs and more. (803) 777-8196; plantman@herbarium.org

Farmers in the Forest: Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. www.farmersintheforest.org

Blythewood Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through July 23, Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood

Irmo Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays through September, Carlisle Street, Irmo. www.irmofarmersmarket.com

Lexington Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 27, Lexington Square Park, 205 E. Main St.

Northeast Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, Lake Carolina’s Town Center.

Rosewood Market Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive. (803) 256-6410; www.rosewoodmarket.com

Sandhills Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill.

Seeds of Hope Farmers Markets: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through August at Grace UMC, 410 Harbison Blvd,. and Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. Questions? Call (803) 732-1899 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays.

Kershaw County Farmers Market: The Farmers Market will run Saturdays through Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.-noon at 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden. www.kcfarmersmarket.org

Soda City Market:9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street. www.sodacitysc.com

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