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Farm Suppers Benefit Homeless Garden Project
by Naomi Brauner ( naomib [at] homelessgardenproject.org )
Thursday Aug 7th, 2014 12:45 PM
Homeless Garden Project’s biggest fundraising events of the year—two farm suppers, on Saturday August 23 and September 27, which will raise funds to support job-training programs for local homeless people.

Sustainability in our food and in our community will be the theme at this year’s annual Sustain Farm Supper series hosted by Homeless Garden Project and supporting their job training programs that provides local homeless people a viable path toward success.

The first supper, on Saturday, August 23, will feature chef Gema Cruz of Gabriella Café who will prepare a three-course meal featuring organic produce grown at the Homeless Garden Project farm, with wine pairings from Fogerty Winery.

In between the culinary delights, two authors Eli Zigas of SPUR (a 100-year-old nonprofit promoting urban progress) and author of Locally Nourished, along with Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters, will hold a discussion entitled "Locally Nourished: The Powerful Benefits of Promoting Local Food Systems."

A chef from Soif will offer culinary delights at the second supper on Saturday, September 27, with a keynote address from Daphne Miller, author of Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing with co-sponsorship support from KUSP, central coast public radio.

Both dinners will take place from 4pm to 7pm at Homeless Garden Project’s west-side farm. Tickets are $75 for each event, and all proceeds benefit the Homeless Garden Project’s job training programs.

To purchase tickets, and for more information, visit http://homelessgardenproject.org or contact Homeless Garden Project at (831) 426-3609 extension 13, or naomib [at] homelessgardenproject.org.