Thursday, May 22, 2008

More Good News and a General Request

First, the good news: we just received a $100 gift card from Orchard Nursery in Lafayette to help us purchase plants for our Slow Food in Schools project. In addition, the school received a $10,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Diablo Region Community Benefits. We are on our way to success. We'll be submitting several more requests for funding and will keep you all posted.

Now for the request: we need at least one more volunteer to accompany Anders Bengtsson to the Golden Glass. Frog Hollow Farm is generously sending cases of cherries for attendees to sample and we will be distributing Harvest Time maps. In addition, we will have some small write ups about our convivium, nothing fancy. Please email Gail if you can volunteer on June 8. The event runs from 3-7 pm and 3,000 are expected to attend.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Slow Food in Schools Mini-grant

We are happy to announce that we received a $425 mini-grant from Slow Food USA for our Slow Food in Schools project. This money will be used to purchase permanent food plants for the Diablo Community Day School. These will be things like grape vines, kiwis, berry canes and the like. Those of you who were at the meeting last month may remember the project. We are really excited to get started. Member Lesley Stiles will be heading the project up and Anders Bengtsson has volunteered to help. I'm sure many of you will want to be involved.