- This event has passed.
Back to School Gardens Fundraiser
July 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm$45
Support Our School Gardens Project and A Snail of Approval Restaurant with a To-Go Dinner
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria is one of our Snail of Approval restaurants. Diavola is collaborating with Sonoma County North to raise funds for our chapter’s School Gardens Project. Every dinner you order through Slow Food from Diavola for July 29 will raise money for the project. We invite you to support our Snail and our school gardens at the same time!
July 29, 2021
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria
21021 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville
(For locations in Healdsburg and Windsor, free delivery is available.)
If you choose not to order dinner on July 29, you may buy a gift certificate worth $25 at Diavola plus your donation for school gardens. We will mail the certificate to you.
Although the pick-up date is July 29, we must place the orders with Diavola by July 15. Please sign up now to participate in this event! Choose a pickup time: 5 pm or 5:30 pm
Dry Creek Peach Mostarda Salad
Roasted Pork Loin Chop with a medley of greens (chard, kale, escarole) and white beans with salsa verde
BBQ Cauliflower Steak with Mushroom Ragu (roasted cauliflower, mushrooms, broccoli, fennel) with a medley of greens (chard, kale, escarole) and white beans with salsa verde
$45 per person which includes a donation to the School Gardens Project.
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.