[Ccpg] TONIGHT!/Mar 9/Grow Your Own Way Food Bank Benefit/Organic Food Fun Music

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Fri Mar 9 07:35:39 PST 2012

Hi everyone, a wonderful benefit for a wonderful new program taking 
things a whole new direction with our local food bank, please join us!

Suggested donation is $20, but for students, community activists, and 
seniors on limited income, a special $5 raffle ticket purchase at the 
door gets you in (no one turned away for lack of funds).

In addition to describing the new Grow Your Own Way Food Bank 
program, author Rachel Kaplan will talk about her newly released book 
Urban Homesteading. And a chance to enjoy delicious food prepared by 
local chefs using regional organic produce.  Let's celebrate the 
abundance we can create together...

Read more:

A Benefit for the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County's

New Food Growing Program
  Friday March 9, 5-9pm
  Donation $20

Food, Silent Auction, Music

with Special Guest Speaker, Rachel Kaplan
  Author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church
1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Join fellow community members for a celebratory benefit to launch the 
Food Bank of Santa Barbara County's new Grow Your Own Way Food 
Program, on March 9, 5-9pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, in downtown 
Santa Barbara.

What joins all parts of a strong community together is the growing 
and eating of fresh local food. The Food Bank of Santa Barbara 
County's new Grow Your Own Way program seeks to empower those it 
serves by sharing food growing knowledge and skills.  From container 
gardens for apartment dwellers, to developing new community garden 
sites, to working with local farmers to develop food growing 
cooperatives, the program trains food bank recipients to grow some of 
their own food and gain a new perspective of their role in the food system.

This year the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County celebrates its 30th 
anniversary of ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa 
Barbara County. The new Grow Your Own Way Program continues with this 
strong intention of bringing long-term change to the nutritional 
health of our county.  In 2011, the Foodbank served more than 102,000 
unduplicated individuals from Carpinteria to Santa Maria, providing 
11 million pounds of food, half of which was fresh produce.  Serving 
1 in 4 Santa Barbara residents, the Foodbank has been at the 
forefront with innovative programs such as the Backyard Bounty 
Program, the Brown Bag Program for seniors, the Picnic in the Park 
and Kid's Farmer's Market Programs for kids, and the Healthy School 
Pantry Program for families.

The evening program includes music, unique raffle items, and regional 
foods prepared by local chefs Michele Molony & Rose; Kim Schiffer and 
Roberto Garcia. The keynote speaker will be Rachel Kaplan, author of 
Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living.

The event takes place on Friday, March 9, 5pm - 9pm, at the Trinity 
Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Donation $20, no reservations required.  For more 
info:  www.foodbanksbc.org/growyourownway.html and 
www.sbpermaculture.org; Event Coordinator, Carla Rosin, 805-816-8188, 
<mailto:crosart05 at yahoo.com>crosart05 at yahoo.com.

The Grow Your Own Way  benefit is the beginning of a three month 
fundraising campaign with a goal of $10,000 by June 15th.
  Donations can be made on-line at Grow Our Own Way Program: 

Evening Program:

5pm-6:30pm Meet & Greet: Hors d'oeuvres from local chefs, growers and 
producers; Silent Auction
6:30pm Opening Program: with Erik Talkin, Director of the Food Bank 
of Santa Barbara County &
Oscar Carmona, Grow Your Own Way  Food Program Manager
7:15-8:30pm Keynote Speaker: Rachel Kaplan, Author, Urban 
Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living
8:30pm Raffle: Winner Announcements

Food Prepared by:
Roberto Garcia of Food for Celebration; Michele Molony & Rose of 
Savoire Faire Catering; & Kim Schiffer of Fresh Foods Catering

Event Supporters: Fund for Santa Barbara, SB Independent, Santa 
Barbara Permaculture Network, SBCC Center for Sustainability, Healing 
Grounds, Sea Grass Restaurant, Buttonwood Winery, Alma Rosa, Jaffurs, 
Patagonia, Pascucci, Lazy Acres, Sojourner, Island Seed & Feed, Isla 
Vista Food Co-op, New Frontiers, Teecino, Crush Cakes, Christie 
Communications, TraderJoe's, Nopalito Nursery, Santa Barbara Home 
Improvement Center, Marcie's Pies, Goodland Kitchen, Savoire Faire 
Catering, Ojai Olive Oil, Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview 
Gardens, Backyard Bowls, Transition House, 7 Day Nursery, Living 
Seeds Company, Downey's Restaurant, Whole Foods Market, Sustainable 
Vocations, Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm,Wild 
Roots Forest School, Yoga Soup, Aldo's Italian Restaurant, Lynda.com, 
& Winehound  Farmers: Jimenez Family Farm, Finley Farms, Nojoqui 
Farms, Spring Hill Jersey Cheese, The Farmer & the Cook, Fat Uncle 
Farms, Churchill Orchards, Earthtrine Farms, Ha's Apple Farm,Tutti 
Frutti, Peacock Farms, & Vicuna Farms.
Art Department Graphic Design & Flowers by Vivi Teston~Fleur de 
V.  Special Partners: The Santa Barbara County Head Start Program.

A Community Service provided by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-Profit

Additional Info:

Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, by Rachel 
Kaplan, <http://urban-homesteading.org/>http://urban-homesteading.org/;
Gives every day people the tools they need to live more sustainably, 
in small and big ways.

Rachel Kaplan author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for 
Sustainable Living has been gardening in and around urban 
environments for more than 20 years, and belongs to a family of 
farmers and gardeners from  both the East & West coasts.  She is a 
psychotherapist and educator, and offers consultation with a 
permaculture focus for businesses, non-profits, schools & community 
groups.  Kaplan has Master Degrees in both Inter-disciplinary Arts 
and Counseling Psychology, and is a certified permaculture 
designer.  She lives in Northern California on her homestead Tiny Town Farm.


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(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org

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