[Orange_County_Permaculture] March 9/Grow Your Own Way Benefit for Food Bank of Santa Barbara County/New Food Growing Program

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Fri Feb 24 19:25:54 PST 2012


A Benefit for the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County's
Grow You Own Way Sign tiff .tiff
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

/J/oin 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 <??.htm> and 
www.sbpermaculture.org <http://www.sbpermaculture.org/>; Event 
Coordinator, Carla Rosin, 805-816-8188, crosart05 at yahoo.com 
<mailto: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:/ 

_ <http://www.foodbanksbc.org/>
_*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 The Santa Barbara Club

*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, IV 
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 .  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.  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 

_Additional Info:

_/Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living,// /by 
Rachel Kaplan, 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.

Grow Your Own Way Program:



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