A Culinary Arts Garden Harvest Festival
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SFCC Celebrates La Cosecha – A Culinary Arts Garden Harvest Festival
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 12-5 p.m.
What: Santa Fe Community College’s La Cosecha – A Culinary Arts Garden Harvest Festival
Santa Fe Community College invites the public to come celebrate the first full year of growing food in the SFCC Culinary Arts Garden. Meet the gardeners and organizers of the Garden while you enjoy free outdoor cooking and tastings with Culinary Arts students, volunteers and faculty, a potato tower harvest party, raised bed tours, and more! This is a great chance to learn about the Garden, SFCC’s Culinary and Bioponics programs, sample some delicious, organic, locally grown food, and celebrate this bountiful season. The free event is open to the public.
Who: Garden grilling with Lead Culinary Arts Instructor Michelle Roezter’s Class
Garden tours with Ken Kuhne of Grow Y’Own Raised Beds
Potato towers harvesting with Garden Coordinator Erin O’Neill
Potato tastings with East Wing Eatery Chef Jerry Dakan’s Class
Worm collecting with Scott Williams and Garden Volunteers
Bioponics Programs talk with Eric Highfield (at 5 p.m.)
The Harvest Fest is a gift of campus and community volunteers and Erin O’Neill, who tend the Garden throughout the year.
When: Tuesday, October 1, from 12-5 p.m.
Where: SFCC Culinary Arts Garden, 6401 Richards Ave., next to the patio outside the East Wing Eatery, across from the Fitness Education Center
Contact: Erin O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org, sfcc.edu/garden, sfccgarden.wordpress.com
Of Note: The Culinary Arts Garden is an innovative SFCC program that grows organic produce on campus for the SFCC Culinary Community (Campus Dining, Culinary Arts Program, East Wing Eatery). Organic waste is cycled into worm compost, improving garden soil. The Garden is utilized year-round. It includes a ‘3-sisters’ garden (corns, beans, squash), Vermi Compost, 21 fruit trees, and 16 raised beds. The Garden helps reduce SFCC’s carbon footprint; provides a demo garden, a living laboratory and volunteer opportunities for students; demonstrates sustainable gardening techniques; supports an open-pollinated, organic seed library; and furnishes fresh, pesticide- and GMO-free produce. The SFCC Culinary Arts Garden is made possible through the generosity of the 2010 general obligation bond passed by the people of Santa Fe County and the SFCC Foundation.
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