Slow Food Phoenix has invited other members in the Southwest to join them on a slow food tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico July 28-August 1, 2011, for only $498. Visit the website for more information. It sounds like a great opportunity to meet members of other chapters and enjoy some great food.
The second film in the Orange County Great Park Film Series Food For Thought is coming up and will be shown on Thursday, April 21. The title of the film is King Corn and it is a humorous and touching documentary about two best friends who decide to move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn a crop as pointed out both in Food Inc. and by author Michael Pollen is found in one form or another in a majority of the processed foods we all buy at the grocery store. While it does trace a year in the life of two friends, the film is really about the history of corn in modern America and the filmmakers’ relationship with the crop they’ve decided to grow.
Picnicking begins at 6:30 p.m., Film at Dusk. Programs will be held at the Great Park’s Farm & Food Lab. The films will be held outdoors on the lawn. Lecture will provide seating under tent.
Admission is free.
Location is near the Sand Canyon exit for the 5 Freeway. For directions or more information please visit www.ocgp.org or call 949-724-7420.
We are looking for ten to fifteen volunteers to help build a greenhouse and create garden walks between the raised beds in the Jerome Park CommUnity Garden on Saturday May 14th. Join us in our continued support the good work of the Grain Project, www.grainproject.org, and enjoy a potluck lunch after our hard work.
We are looking for bricks to line the pathways and encourage everyone to bring gardening gloves and gardening tools (if you have them) as well as a dish to share.
Come get dirty with us! To volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 212.957.1561.