Join Outgrowing Hunger and Slow Food Portland in celebrating Food Day 2013 at the
Outgrowing Hunger Harvest Dinner & Garden Tour
benefiting the East Portland Neighborhood Gardens program
See the rich diversity of plants, people, cultures, and food all growing together right here in our East Portland backyard!
Watch chefs and gardeners work together to bring our food from garden to table.
Taste the fruits of our work with a garden-based and garden-inspired menu, created (mostly) from ingredients growing in the Neighbohoods Community Garden:
- Greens: Kale, Chard, Lettuce, Tsa Tsoi, Mustard, Arugula
- Herbs: Cilantro, Parsley, Basil
- Savory: Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Quinoia
- Sweet: Winter Squash, Beets, Carrots
- Fruit: Apples, Pears, Plums
Experience the story of how the community worked together to turn a vacant lot into a vibrant garden, with pictures, video, and first-hand accounts of how this project has made a difference in the lives of the gardeners.
Learn about the difficulties and opportunities present in East Portland food desert, and how your support for a wide range of community-based garden projects can make a lasting difference.
Participate with us and the broader community in transforming opportunity to reality.
This will be Outgrowing Hunger's inaugural fundraising event highlighting the Neighborhoods Community Garden, which is the cornerstone of our East Portland Neighborhood Gardens program. This program currently serves about 40 families at two projects, Neigborhoods and Alder Elementary. We are building momentum and partnerships to more than double our reach in 2014, and to double again in 2015, including more and larger individual family plots, new market garden plots, a cooperative farm share, but we need your support to get there!
*Out of respect for the members of our community in recovery, this will be an alcohol-free event.
When & Where
Outgrowing Hunger & Slow Food Portland
Outgrowing Hunger is a grassroots Portland based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving access to fresh, healthy food through participatory, community-based gardening and urban ag projects. We espouse the principles of Asset-Based Community Development, and see ourselves as mere facilitators and catalysts in the creation of projects that are ultimately operated by the communities they serve. More at www.outgrowinghunger.org
Slow Food Portland is the Portland chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in Italy in1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food brings the pleasure of taste, the rich history of tradition, the diversity of culture, and the concern for food production together to form a unique slow food movement that encompasses the globe. http://slowfoodportland.com/