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School Garden Spotlight:
Blackshear Elementary

In the Grow Local program, we have the privilege of supporting school gardens in Austin, from providing School Garden Leadership Trainings to offering Spread the Harvest resources. We love seeing the ways that school gardens move classroom learning outdoors and offer students a chance to see where food comes from by growing their own fruits and vegetables. Blackshear Elementary is a school in the heart of East Austin that has seen immense school garden growth and participation. We want to highlight their progress to inspire other school gardeners in Austin!




Slow Cooking Month

January is National Slow Cooking Month! When it’s in the 30’s and 40’s outside in the morning (although it's been rising to 70’s around here this week!), slow cooking a big pot of veggies seems the natural thing to incorporate into your routine before heading off to work. Load up the crock pot, and when you arrive home you have a delicious, nutritious and seasonal supper waiting for you! Of course, any slow cooked meal can be made with or without meat, making it an ideal choice for vegans and vegetarians alike.

Read On For a Simple Slow Cooker Recipe »»


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The Happy Kitchen's Tips for Getting Started in the Kitchen

If you don’t know how to cook, just the thought of it can be intimidating. Cooking takes time, ingredients cost money, and if things don’t turn out... well, you’re still hungry. But cooking doesn’t have to be hard (or expensive), and it can even be fun once you get the hang of it! We asked our Happy Cooks class participants, facilitators, Facebook group and THK staff to share their tips for getting started in the kitchen and here’s what they had to say:

Read On For Their Kitchen Tips »»


Creative Action Community Art Sunday
Join Creative Action Feb. 8 as we move and groove to the rhythms of our past and celebrate the music of our future. Play in a community drum circle and learn traditional world rhythms, get warm with a dance workshop, discover the music of historical East Austin, share your story about East Austin through Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District‘s Treasured Places, explore music through an early childhood music class, and treat yourself to a unique performance and Q&A with the Peterson Brothers Band.Click here for more info »

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop Celebrates 5 Years!
Our good friend's at Antonelli's Cheese Shop are celebrating their 5th anniversary on February 11! To commemorate this cheese-y day, as well as thank customers and partnering wholesale restaurants, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is hosting numerous cheese events and tastings during the beginning of February. Click here for more info »

Amplify Austin Ambassadors!
Are you passionate about the work Sustainable Food Center does and want to spread the word to all your friends? Join the Amplify Austin Ambassadors! We are looking for an enthusiastic group of people to spread the word about SFC and help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 in 24 hours during this year's Amplify Austin Day of Giving. Set up a personal fundraiser page through Amplify Austin and ask your friends and family to support access to healthy, local food for everyone. As an individual fundraiser, you set the goal, you get the word out, and you become a champion for the cause. For more information contact Becca Montjoy at

Vote now for your Local Heroes
Support the heroes of our local food community! Vote for your favorite local farm, restaurant, food shop, food artisan, beverage artisan and nonprofit in Edible Austin’s 2015 Local Hero Awards. Winners will be announced in our March/April — Outdoor Issue. Click here to vote now!







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