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Citizen Gardener Raised Garden Bed

What Makes a Garden Thrive?

Community gardens are more than just gardens. They are transformative spaces where neighbors grow food, collaborate on projects with people they might not otherwise have met, and benefit from time in nature in the middle of the city.

But what makes a community garden thrive? Read on four essential ingredients of a successful community garden.




Help Ortega Elementary Hold a Healthy Fundraiser

Orange you glad Ortega Elementary teachers care about their kids? At the beginning of every school year, teachers, administration and staff at Ortega, a Title I school in East Austin, look at the yearly budget and decide how to supplement funds to cover field trips and activities they feel are vital to closing the education gap for their kids. This year, rather than raise funds by selling candy or unhealthy junk food, they’ve partnered with SFC to sell bags of organic citrus from G & S Groves—and you’re invited to participate! Come by the school at 1135 Garland Ave to order 20 pound bags of oranges for $15 through Nov 17th. Order pick up will be Dec 2nd-4th from 2 pm-4 pm at Ortega. Let’s support this step towards a healthy future for our community’s kids!



Carrot peels

The Bird That Keeps on Giving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you can make the most of your turkey (or chicken, duck, or goose) by saving the bones for stock. Homemade stock is more economical, more flavorful and healthier than store-bought, packaged stocks, or bouillon cubes. And it’s E-A-S-Y! Follow these steps and you can make stock without even making a trip to the grocery store.



UT Elementary at the SFC Farmers' Market
Students from the UT Elementary School join the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown this week, selling herbs they’ve grown themselves-come out and say hi and buy a bunch or two from these budding agricultural entrepreneurs!

Lend a Hand to Green Gate Farms!
Join Slow Food Austin at Lenoir for a Night of Cocktails and Charity. More info and tickets here »

Free Cooking Class for Cancer Patients & Caregivers!
December 3rd from 6:30-8:30 at SFC. More details and RSVP here »

Here’s an Event with Real Culture!
The Austin Fermentation Festival is Saturday, Nov 15th, with workshops, speakers including Sandor Katz, a community culture swap, fermented foods, music and much more. And it’s all FREE! Details here »

Farm to Table Brunch
The Texas Farm to Table Caucus is hosting a brunch at Springdale Farm on November 16th and you’re invited! Get more info and reserve here »

Help Con Olio Celebrate Their 5 Year Anniversary with a Happy Hour Benefitting SFC!
On Nov. 20th, from 4-7 enjoy complimentary small bites, wine and specialty cocktails created in-house using a variety of olive oils and vinegars as well as 15% off all oils and vinegars. Click here for store locations »

November Cooking Class Special!
Food is more fun when you share it—Bring a friend to one of our November cooking classes for FREE! Simply provide your friend's name in the space provided at the time of purchase and share the joy of cooking together!







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