Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Vegetable Party !

The National Constitution Center has invited Metro Farming to participate in A Vegetable Party on Friday, August 7th from Noon- 4PM at Independence Mall, and we are inviting you to come out and join the fun!

This event is part of the Into The Open exhibit running from July 15 to September 7th

The Edible Schoolyard/Yale Sustainable Food Project Model Schoolyard Garden


A Vegetable Party
Friday, August 7, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FREE
The public is invited to join in a celebration of edible education on Independence Mall. Visitors will learn about the origins of the food Americans consume, and the principles of modern ecology, as the Center showcases the efforts of local urban farmers, chefs, and activists who are working to inform students and the public about what we eat and where it comes from. Participants include The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, the Pedal Co-Op, and Slow Food USA .
This event is inspired by the work of Alice Waters and the Yale Sustainable Food Project. Waters, a renowned chef, created this project in response to the lack of nutritious food served in California public schools. As part of Into the Open, a model garden, located in front of the National Constitution Center, will feature local seasonal vegetables and flowers. Campers attending the Center’s American Adventure Summer Camp will help plant and tend to the garden throughout the summer.


Into The Open

National Constitution Center

2 comments:

Jo said...

Sounds great. I think I'm a little too far away to attend though.

Carri Stokes said...

That sounds like my kind of party!