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Back to School Gardens Fundraiser @Estero Café/Americana Restaurant-Round 3
September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm$40
Support Our School Gardens with a Snail of Approval Meal–Round 3
Our third and last fundraising dinner to support our School Gardens Project is with Estero Cafe in Valley Ford on September 24. Dinner pickup is at their second restaurant, Americana, in Santa Rosa.
Every dinner you order through Slow Food from Estero Cafe for September 24 will raise money for the project. We invite you to support our Snails and our school gardens at the same time!
Wednesday, September 24, 2021 (order by September 17)
Estero Cafe with pickup at Americana, 205 5th Street, Santa Rosa
Dinner pickup is at 5 pm.
If you choose not to order dinner for September 24, you can still support us by purchasing a voucher for a future meal worth $20 at Estero Cafe or Americana, plus your donation for school gardens. We will mail the voucher to you.
Although the pick-up date is September 24, we must place the orders with Estero by September 17. Please sign up now to participate in this event!
Estero is making their popular individual hand-made all butter crust pot pies, served with a small seasonal side salad and a freshly baked cookie.
Your choice of:
Stemple Creek Ranch Beef Pot Pie (fresh ground chuck, gravy, mirepoix, local vegetables and potatoes)
RLR Farms Vegetable Pot Pie (roasted beets, red kuri squash, mushrooms, greens, onions, garlic and herbs)
$40 per person includes a donation to the School Gardens Project. Slow Food Sonoma County North is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 68-0462906).
Some Information About Our School Gardens Project
Slow Food USA’s School Gardens Network aims to reconnect youth with their food by teaching them how to grow, cook and enjoy real food. Through increased confidence, knowledge gain and skill building, we want to empower children to become active participants in their food choices. By becoming informed eaters, today’s children will help make positive impact on the larger world of food and farming well into the future.
The goal of our chapter’s School Gardens Project is to support educators, volunteers and garden leaders to help build sustainable school gardens in our community. We work with 8-10 gardens in Sonoma County every year by providing:
• resources and references (books, websites, organizations, tools, supplies, materials, curriculum, grant information, etc.)
• volunteer assistance
• Ark of Taste seeds, transplants, and educational signage
• annual Open House at one of our gardens
• reimbursement of up to $100 per garden for garden-related expenses
• participation in Plant a Seed Program
• annual gift of a garden related item (e.g., book, tool, curriculum)
• Slow Food Curriculum Good and Clean (Fair is in progress)
Our project collaborates with Master Gardeners of Sonoma County Youth Garden Project, Sonoma County School Garden Network, and the Permaculture Design Program. We have granted additional funds for special projects such as irrigation.