For more information please contact:
GOFO Garden Program Coordinator
(864) 502-8201 or email@example.com
Cyd B. Brown
4-H Extension Agent at Clemson Extension Service
(864) 232-4431 ext 125 or CYDB@clemson.edu
SAVE THE DATE!
October 26th, 2013!!!
The fantastic event featured examples of city residents who are growing food in the urban setting and implementing energy efficiency solutions. These residents are making city living more sustainable are willing to teach others to do the same.
Local urban farmers are weaving rural elements in to their lives with such things as laying hens in the backyard, bee hives, landscaping with edible vegetables, herbs and flowers and implementing energy efficiency techniques that make living more sustainable. The urban farm movement is exploding across the nation as consumers choose to grow their own produce and buy locally as a way of ensuring healthier food and endorsing higher environmental standards.
The urban farming movement is reconnecting people to where food comes from while bringing affordable access to healthier food. When family members, friends and neighbors grow food together they save money, get physical exercise, create a supportive network and eat healthier.
Check out the UFT website for more information on the event!'
If you are interested in serving on the 2013 Executive Committee, please contact 864-502-8201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North Main Organic Garden
This program provides educational opportunities for members to learn about growing vegetables by organic and sustainable practices. Under the advice of ecological Master Gardener, Eliza Holcombe, who meets with members for Q & A session and educational opportunities. She also brings a wealth of knowledge about Permaculture and sustainable gardening. Members learn through hands-on weekly garden tasks the ins and outs of organic gardening.
Members enjoy the benefits of taking produce home weekly and are encouraged to attend social pot luck dinners every other month hosted by one of the members. The garden is located in the North Main neighborhood. It has 12 raised beds, compost site, drip irrigation and a tool shed. Membership is limited to 14 family memberships. This organic garden has the unique asset of Christy, GOFO's Garden Coordinator to help maintain this community garden.
Members are assigned one day of the week to work in the garden. Membership runs from Jan – June and July – Dec and cost is $150 per membership cycle.
If you are interested in joining the program please contact our Garden Coordinator, Christy for more information.
Flicks for Thought Film Series - Free Admission
Greenville Technical Recycling and Sustainability Coalition
Green City Creative
Whole Foods Market
Chef Alyn Abrams who is enthusiastic about supporting local and sustainable ways of eating has created a class that combines the greatness of Soul-food and Sustainability.
Our cooking classes menu are always sourced from local and organic farmers. Participants enjoy a scrumptious seasonal dinner menu prepared specially by Chef Alyn Abrams, program director for Foxfire Gallery and Kitchen Shops.
MENU (from last year's class)
* Sauteed Shrimp & Swiss Chard tossed with Spaghetti Squash
* Quinoa & Sausage stuffed Pork Loin over spicy Braised Mixed Greens
* Figs with Honey, Mascarpone and Blueberry Whip
All proceeds benefit GOFO programs. We are thankful for the support of individuals like you and local business like Foxfire Kitchen Gallery Shops and Whole Foods Market.
Farm Work Day
Wanna be an organic farmer for a day?
GOFO offers a hands-on one-day experience at a local organic farm. Participants learn about organic farming, meet the farmers, tour the facility, work in the field planting and harvesting. They also attend a workshop lead by the farmer, and sit down to eat a sumptuous lunch prepared with fresh farm produce and meat products by our contributor Chef Heather Kalka.
In the past three participants have spent the day at the following organic farms: