Gardeners: Share Your Veggies!
Excited about the upcoming fall planting season, and the bounty of broccoli, kale, and beets you’ll be harvesting just a couple of months away?
Join SFC’s Spread the Harvest program and share your garden’s abundance with neighbors in need!
Many of you may already know that Spread the Harvest is the gardening and food-sharing program through which SFC provides free seeds, seedlings, and compost to low-income gardeners to empower more Central Texans to grow, eat, and share our own fresh, nutritious produce. What many folks may not know is that this program also strives to help all gardeners share your harvest with food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, and other facilities that help children and adults find a meal when they are facing tough times.
Click here to read more about how you can help our community through Spread the Harvest.
How Are We Sprouting Healthy Kids?
SFC welcomes AmeriCorps*VISTA members Toi Scott and Vanessa Toro. Toi will work with the Sprouting Healthy Kids project, connecting school wellness leadership teams with SFC’s programs, such as school and community gardening, farm-to-school promotions, and healthy cooking classes. Toi has a masters in Health Advocacy and a strong background in community organizing, environmental justice, and diversity training. Vanessa will also work a portion of her time with Sprouting Healthy Kids, but will primarily focus on building capacity within the Grow Local program to refine and strengthen our Citizen Gardener trainings. Vanessa graduated with honors from Southwestern University in Environmental Studies and Biology, where she helped develop and expand the community garden and coordinated campus composting educational events.
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ Fall Classes
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ will offer 30 six-week classes this year as well as a myriad of workshops. This fall’s schedule so far includes:
- KIPP Austin Schools
- Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
- UT Elementary School
- African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation
- Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
- Veterans Administration
- Fiesta Grocery Store
…with more to be added!
Is Your Name On It?
Through generous donors, we have been able to raise almost $3.2 million - 70% of our $4.5 million capital campaign goal. At this exciting time, we’re asking our community to participate in the campaign through special naming opportunities around the garden and the training facility. Please take 40 seconds to watch this video to get an idea about how you can put your name on it! And did you know that you can pledge your gift toward a naming opportunity over three years? Help us create a food secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy, local food. Contact Angela Kraybill at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!
SFC is excited to partner with: Farm Aid, Texas Certified Farmers Market Coalition, AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, and Austin Parks Foundation!
Can you help provide food access to Central Texans in need this fall?
SFC Welcomes New Board and Advisory Council Members!
Click here to read more about our newest board members.
We would also like to welcome Austin Chief Sustainability Officer, Lucia Athens, to our Advisory Council!
Join us for a pint
of High Esteem beer at the
Black Star Co-op Benefit
for SFC on Friday, 9/21!
edie bird, a local green cleaning product business has partnered with SFC to donate 10% of online sales from September through November 2012!
Join Us for the 4th Annual
Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
October 27, 2012
Register to Ride Today!
The founders of Ecopocalypse invite you to Día de los Muertos: A gala to benefit the Sustainable Food Center on October 18th! For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Tickets on sale NOW for Raj Patel at the Paramount on 12/2
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