Good Girl Dinette and Young Folks Urban Farmers Present
Family Supper: A Celebration of Good Food and Community
A fundraiser for the Los Angeles Leadership Academy Urban Farm
Good Girl Dinette and Young Folks Urban Farmers are proud to present Family Supper as a celebration of friends, family, community, and most importantly, good, healthy food. You are cordially invited to dine with us in support of our exciting farm project. The menu on this particular evening will be vegetarian and completely sourced from local farmers. The meal will be prepared in a collaboration between Diep Tran, Founder and Head Chef of Good Girl Dinette, and Young Folks Urban Farmers, Julia Carr, Daniel Lawler, and Justin Gardner, among other volunteers from the community. All proceeds will benefit Young Folks’ pilot project, the Los Angeles Leadership Academy Urban Farm.
Good Girl Dinette’s owner and Executive Chef, Diep Tran
has over 15 years of restaurant
experience. Born into the business, her family founded one of the very first Vietnamese
restaurants in Orange County and LA, Pho 79. Diep has been featured on The Food Network, and Good Food. For the two consecutive years, Good Girl Dinette has been included in Jonathan Gold’s 99 Essential LA Restaurants, as well as being one of the star restaurants at LA Weekly’s Gold Standard. Good Girl Dinette is the first and only Vietnamese diner in the area, suffused with warmth and retro style where folks can connect and linger with family and friends.
Young Folks Urban Farmers is a community action network dedicated to changing the way communities feed themselves. Starting at the root of the issue, Young Folks advocates for the proliferation of urban agriculture in Los Angeles and encourages youth involvement as a key factor in changing our food system. To start, the group has partnered with the Los Angeles Leadership Academy to bring our community a fully functioning, 4 acre farm in the hills of Lincoln Heights. With the help of farmers, students, teachers, faculty, and community members, Young Folks has been developing an innovative approach to sustainability through urban food production. Young Folks is trying to build a prototype for institutions to able to feed themselves and support their constituents. Our goal is to not only be able to provide food, but to build support networks revolving around our community food system.
Currently we are growing tomatoes, beans, squash, cucumber, strawberries, melons, and peppers on one half acre of the school’s four-acre hillside. We have accomplished this with little formal funding but lots of support from the school, neighborhood, friends, and student interns. We are determined to cultivate the rest of the land and prove that food sustainability can be reality through hard work and a strong network of community support and involvement. This fall Young Folks will be teaching an Urban Farming elective to the high school students of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy as well as implementing an after school program.
Dinner, October 3rd, 2011 7pm
Good Girl Dinette 110 N Ave 56 Highland Park 90042
Tickets, $35, can be purchased at Good Girl Dinette (cash or
check only) or online at familysupper.eventbrite.com
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Young Folks Urban Farmers
For more information about Young Folks Urban Farmers (who we are and what we do!) please, contact us!