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 interested, feel free to drop by, or come by later this spring/summer if you like to check out the boxes. We'll have 20 outside. Here's a link too: http://www.earthbox.com.
(CHARLOTTE, NC) April 22, 2008 –- As part of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day”, children of Compass Group’s associates will plant 20 EarthBoxes, becoming the first demonstration garden in the area for The Growing Connection, a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
A certified organic garden, fresh vegetables and herbs will be harvested all summer long to be used at Compass Group’s Café 2400 and for their catering events.
When: Thursday, April 24, 2008: (1) 10:10am to 11:05am (2) 12:45pm to 1:40pm
Where: Compass Group, 2400 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 (corner of Tyvola and Yorkmont)
The Growing Connection
The Growing Connection (TGC) is a grassroots project developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supported by a progressive coalition of private and public sector partners. http://thegrowingconnection.org