Local food and the local economy are about to get a local boost. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council is organizing a festive and informative event on Tuesday, August 17th from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Atherton Market at Atherton Mill
to kick off the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) 10% Campaign in the Charlotte area.
CEFS is partnering with organizations and communities throughout NC to encourage consumers to consider how they spend their food… Continue
Added by Sarah Hada on August 9, 2010 at 10:04am —
Oh, we're growing chevril, mixed lettuce, nasturtium, purple tomatillo, tarragon, fennel, three kinds of tomatoes, broccoli, dill, round of Hungary pimento pepper, mint and chili relleno pepper.
Added by Sarah Hada on May 6, 2008 at 1:50pm —
The event went well. Rebecca Jepsen, a master gardener with the Growing Connection program (and who tends Google's garden) came in to show us how to use the earth boxes and directed the planting
They've already started harvesting the mint today, to use for the tea that served in the cafe. Not bad after twelve days!
I'll post some photos.
Added by Sarah Hada on May 6, 2008 at 1:42pm —
Just thought I would post this...at Compass tomorrow, The Growing Connection (a project of the of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) will plant its EarthBoxes in Charlotte, NC – a first for the region.
That's the reason we needed some recommendations as to where to purchase organic starter plants. Thanks to everyone who sugggested Windcrest Farm. They were very helpful. www.windcrestorganics.com
Here's the media advisory that went out...if you're… Continue
Added by Sarah Hada on April 23, 2008 at 10:48am —
More info: http://www.secondharvestcharlotte.org/About/chefs_best.cfm
Bank of America Corporate Center & Founders Hall
100 N. Tryon Street
Reception - 6-7:00pm | Dinner - 7-9:00pm
Tickets - $100 per person
Call the Chefs Best Hotline at 704-375-9639, ext. 38
Added by Sarah Hada on March 7, 2008 at 10:05am —
Hello, I’m involved with Second Harvest locally and wanted to let you all know about this amazing event:
19th Annual Chef's Best Dinner for the Community Rescue program at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
Some of Charlotte's finest chefs will volunteer their time to prepare a gourmet meal to raise awareness and funds to help end hunger.
The dinner includes an Opening Reception sponsored by Harris Teeter with items created by Chef Phil… Continue
Added by Sarah Hada on March 3, 2008 at 11:50am —