New Roots Farm 100% Fundraiser

Community garden fundraiser coming up at Sea Rocket! See the details after the image below.

You may have read Rebecca Tolin's CityBeat article about the New Roots community garden project. Amy Lint and Ellee Igoe over at the IRC (International Rescue Committee) in City Heights have been learning about the extremely costly and complicated process of creating community gardens in San Diego.

One of the things they decided to do while going through this process was to try to make it easier for people to start more community gardens. They've done this by documenting the process for those that follow, as well as petitioning the city to make it less costly and complicated.

But they need some more money to finish the permitting process and other requirements before the garden can be used. So we're holding a fundraiser to help them out. 100% of the funds they collect at the door go directly to this project. 0% go to Sea Rocket or any other parties, so we really hope you'll come give them some lovin'. Here's what we've got planned:

When: Thursday, March 19th from 6-8pm
What: Appetizers of food from local gardens, farms, and food artisans. Here are some people who have said they will be coming and providing food:
* Phil from Sage Mountain Farm
* Cid from Bella Vado avocado oil farm
* Mitch Hobran, sea urchin diver

Cost: $15 donation to the garden folks. We'll have our full menu and drinks at the bar, so you're welcome to purchase things as well.

If you're a gardener, or just think gardens are a good thing for our communities, then I think you'll have a blast chatting with everyone at this party. Come one, come all and let's show our support for community gardens in San Diego!