Fall Farm Supper to Benefit Homeless Garden Project
Edible Monterey Bay 2013 Local Heroes Awards
It can make us sick or make us well, create jobs and a thriving local economy or concentrate wealth in corporate America, work in harmony with the environment or pollute our water and our land--any way you look at it, food is central to culture and the health of our communities. Homeless Garden Project’s Fall Farm Supper aims to celebrate the many businesses and nonprofit organizations that realize the importance of engaging our current food systems in creating a healthy, thriving community and work force.
The dinner will celebrate six businesses and two non-profit organizations as the very best examples of our vibrant local food movement here on the Central Coast. The evening will also include a panel discussion, "Food, Community, and the Health of the Central Coast" featuring the local heroes and moderated by Jason Scorse, Program Chair of the International Environmental Policy program at Monterey Institute of International Studies and Director of the Center for Blue Economy.
The evening will also include live music from Casey Frazier and the dinner will be cooked by four of our region's most celebrated chefs—all of whom are committed to cooking with sustainably produced, local ingredients in their own restaurants.
The chefs will be:
Brad Briske, La Balena
John Cox, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn
Ted Walter, Passionfish
The 2013 winners of Edible Monterey Bay’s Local Heroes include:
Tom Broz , Owner of Live Earth Farm
Jamie Collins, Owner of Serendipity Farms
Scott Roseman, Owner New Leaf Community Markets
Tabitha Stroup, Owner Friend in Cheeses Jam Co
Tim Clifford and Adair Paterno, Brewer and Co-owners of S
Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director of Homeless Garden Project
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Homeless Garden Project
In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world. The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless. 80% of our graduates go on to find employment and secure housing. Programs take place on our organic seaside farm, crafts workshop, and downtown Santa Cruz retail store featuring products made in our training program. Our community education and volunteer program serves more than 1500 people each year.