Thursday, June 05, 2008

Coffee & Kale a Success!

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who attended our Coffee & Kale Garden Brunch at Ida B. Wells High School on Sunday. This was the first time ever we have hosted an event like this. And it was so much fun!

First, in preparation, students harvested five boxes of produce from all our school gardens, including kale (of course), beets, onions, turnips, radishes, lettuces, sage, and lots of flowers. And we delivered them to our neighborhood chefs!

Then, on Sunday, Jeff and Laurence from Nopa Restaurant transformed our produce into beautiful fritatas with onion, kale, sage and more, crostini with radishes, and salad, to feed our hungry guests!

At Coffee & Kale, guests enjoyed garden tours, garden-grown greens cooked by students, seed saving, and a brief presentation with remarks by Claudia Anderson (Ida B's principal), Claire & Julius (2 students from our programs), Lena (board member), and me (our director)! The event was a huge success, especially for our first try! More than 50 guests attended and we raised over $10,000 in gifts and pledges.

THANK YOU!!!! To everyone who helped, attended, and contributed, you made a huge difference for Urban Sprouts! Here are some photos, and for more visit our Flickr page.

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