Growing Home’s Summer Open House & Back to School Celebration – 8/25!

Posted: August 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Growing Home is hosting our Summer Open House & Back to School Celebration at Wood St Farm (5814 S. Wood St.)

Saturday, August 25th from 11am until 3pm

http://www.englewoodportal.org/calendar/5718

Please come out to this FREE and fun event!

You and your entire family or organization will experience…

*An Organic Farm Stand: featuring seasonal items

Accepting Cash, Credit/Debit, SNAP, WIC and Senior’s Farmers Market Coupons

* SNAP/Link “Double Up” Program :  double your order, free ! ($10 limit)

Special available for Link card customers only

*Free Farm Tours

Did you know Englewood has a farm ? Come see how we’re growing job skills and quality foods for those who need them most.

*Garden Workshop for Children: Composting

Have fun with dirt and worms, as kids learn the basics of composting.

*Garden Workshop : Seed Saving

Learn how to take seeds from your favorite fruits and vegetables, so that you can plant and grow them next year.

*Healthy Cooking Demonstrations/ Tastings

Chef Josephine McEntee of Emma’s Kitchen will teach us some Hip and Healthy Back to School meals and snacks.

Chef James Medley will teach us how to properly cook our veggies and new ways to make them melt in your mouth !

* Community Forum and Volunteer Fair, Let’s Get Organized : A Call to Action

Meet and network with other residents, leaders and organizations who are organizing Englewood for peace. Learn about the many ways people are improving conditions in Englewood, and how your help is needed too. It takes a village to raise a child, and our village is broken. Come see how we are working together to fix it. Attendees receive a free gift.

*Wellness Workshop: Canning 101

Our gardening and wellness expert Breanne Heath will teach you, step by step, the proper way to preserve your foods at home. Learn how to eat healthy and save on grocery bills all year long.

*Wellness Workshop: Natural Hair Care and Autumn Beauty

Learn the basics of natural hair care techniques and products. We’ll even teach you some new beauty recipes and tips that are perfect for this coming season.

*Nutrition Workshop : Hip and Healthy Back to School Eating

Attendees receive a coupon for free organic produce.

*Information and Resources

*Bounce House

*Music, Free Refreshments, and Fun !

*****This event is free and open to all*****

For more information or to RSVP for the workshops email: outreach@growinghomeinc.orgor call  773-434-7144.

Would you like your organization or church to be represented at the Community Forum to increase your outreach and sign up new volunteers or members?  Contactsharper@growinghomeinc.org or call  773.434.7144 for details.

This is the final Open House of the year ! The only Saturday we’ll ever be open for you to come experience all that Wood Street Urban Farm has to offer.

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