Activities of Interest in and around the Good Food Project
It's Back to School and the Beginning of our New School Garden Pilot Program
The GFP will be partnering/designing a pilot school garden program with two schools in Rapides Parish School District, Phoenix Magnet Elementary and Mabel Brasher Elementary Schools. Each of these school gardens will have raised beds installed or container gardens, planted, maintained, and harvested. Parents and community leaders will increase their knowledge as they volunteer with the gardens . A mobile kitchen will provide cooking demonstrations and taste tests with the produce monthly. Curriculum will meet the Louisiana state educational standards as children share outdoor classroom space for their garden studies. Children will gain lifelong skills that will sustain these children-growing their own food; preparing their own food; and having fun doing both as they gain knowledge in health/wellness.
The Demonstration Garden--Check out the mural on the garden wall....
The Demonstration Garden is busy with activity. If you are out and about, take a drive down Baldwin Street and check out the mural being painted on the wall by the garden. We have been fortunate to have two young girls, Naomi and Saige Cousin share their talents in painting on the wall next to the garden. It is beautiful!!! Now when you volunteer with the Good Food Project you can see this lovely painting. We welcome volunteers to come help in the garden. We are so fortunate to have a 12 month growing season in Central Louisiana, so there is always something that must be done in the garden. Volunteers can join us each Wednesday from 7:30am to 12:30pm for Workday Wednesday and have a great time. Our chickens delight in company and are so welcoming. See you there!!!
Savor the Season Garden Party Preparations
Lights will be strung, candles will be lit and silent auction items will abound. The magical night will soon be here. Local chefs will create and serve their mouthwatering selections of their signature dishes all paired with wine, beer and diffused water. Organic produce and herbs grown in the Good Food Project Garden and at Inglewood Farm will incorporated into the gourmet dishes along with locally raised meats, cheeses, grains and other ingredients.When is this magical night........October 4, 2018 6:30PM, 3223 Baldwin Ave., Alexandria, LA And how do you get tickets----Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com, or by calling 318-445-2773. Limited tickets are available, garden party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged. Proceeds raised from the event go directly to the Good Food Project’s model garden network which feeds, educates, creates a culture of health and connects Food Bank clients and the broader Central Louisiana community, empowering people to achieve better health through sustainable gardening access to nutritious food.