Farmers Market’s first ‘Farm Talk’ features discussion on contaminant-free gardening

JOHNSON CITY (April 16, 2013) – The Farmers Market at East Tennessee State University will hold its first “Farm Talk” on Thursday, April 18, with the founder of an heirloom and traditional seed company appearing to discuss the benefits of contaminant-free vegetable gardening, open-pollinated versus hybrid seeds and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Carol Koury, owner of Sow True Seed in Asheville, N.C., will be the Farm Talk guest speaker. The event will be held in the D.P. Culp University Center, Room 311, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Sow True Seed specializes in selling vegetable, herb, flower and cover crop seeds that are open-pollinated and non-hybrid and have not been genetically modified.

Farm Talk is sponsored in part by the Student Government Association Buc Fund. The Farmers Market at ETSU is on Facebook and maintains a web site at

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