Sunday, October 19, 2008

Community Day in the Victory Gardens

The San Francisco Civic Center Victory Garden has been stage to a number of activities since it was installed in July 2008. Most recently was the Community Day featuring hands-on educational garden activities, a puppet show on family and healthy eating; short workshops on urban farming and a brass band performance. Urban Sprouts was there demonstrating how to sow seeds for a winter garden.

We had the great fortune of watching Puppet Medicine in action. Puppet Medicine is a puppet theater that creates positive associations with healthy foods for children in underserved areas
It was a true highlight to catch their show about Carlos and Perrito realizing the intent of their favorite junk food "Blinkey Winkey Sprinkle Twinkie" is to make a buck by getting children addicted to sugar and fat.

Big kudos out to Puppet Medicine creator, Tania Padilla. Her creations are brilliant and engaging for all ages. Though I am not sure if the puppet theater will be making an appearance, the next planned Community Days in the Victory Garden are November 1 and November 22, 2008. Check it out!

The brilliant (but evil) Blinkey Winkey.

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