Upcoming Food Literacy Project Events and Opportunities

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  • Tickets on sale now for the Food Literacy Project’s 4th annual Field-to-Fork Dinner!

Sunday, September 29th

Marketplace Restaurant at Theater Square

Cocktails and Silent Auction @ 5:30pm

Dinner @ 6:30pm

Advance tickets are required and are $110 each. There will be a vegetarian option, but it must be requested at time of ticket purchase. Tickets on sale until September 23rd

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RAPP Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer with the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program!

If you like meeting new people and being at farmers’ markets, this is a great volunteer opportunity! Catholic Charities’ Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project (RAPP) needs volunteers to work with gardeners who are selling their produce.

RAPP is looking for 20 volunteers to help out at our Farmers’ Market booths throughout the summer. We are looking for outgoing folks who are punctual, hard-working, interested in developing relationships with refugee growers, and can be available at least two days a month for up to five hours each day. Volunteers will go through a brief training session to learn about our program, our growers, and market operations. Volunteers will then learn hands-on at Farmers’ Markets throughout the first part of the market season.

We offer two options for your brief training:

Either Saturday, May 18 from 10 – 11:30 am or Tuesday, May 21 at from 7 – 8:30 pm

at Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive, 40214.

To reserve a spot at the training:

Lauren Goldberg, RAPP Coordinator, 502.873.2560 ext 256 or lgoldberg@archlou.org

The markets we attend are St. Matthews, Whole Foods, and the Flea-Off. Pick the market that is easiest for you!

• St. Matthews is located at 4100 Shelbyville Road, 40207

• Whole Foods is located at 4944 Shelbyville Rd, 40207

• The Flea-Off Market, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, 1007 E Jefferson Street, 40206

Options:

Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday
Whole Foods Farmers’ Market St. Matthews Farmers’ Market Flea-Off Market Flea-Off Market
3 pm – 7:30 pm 7 am – 12:30 pm Two shifts:10 am – 2 pm OR

2 pm – 6 pm

Two shifts:10 am – 2 pm OR

2 pm – 6 pm

Market weekends are mid-June through October. The markets last 22 weeks over the course of the summer and volunteers must be able to attend at least two markets per month. We are flexible – let us know your availability, and we will establish a workable volunteer schedule together!

Food in Neighborhoods meeting on Monday!

Our community coalition, FIN, will meet Monday, February 4, at 5:30pm at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in the Mezzanine Board Room. The February meeting will highlight a similar coalition and their efforts to address hunger and barriers to healthy eating. We will have a guest speaker in attendance:

Nic Mink helps build the capacity of sustainable food systems in Indianapolis. He received his B.A. and PhD from the University of Wisconsin and his M.A. at the University of Montana. Before coming to Butler, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and Knox College. In his spare time, he likes to cook, canoe, and drive across the Midwest delivering salmon. Find out more about Nic at www.nicolaasmink.com. Nic is also involved with the Indy Hunger Network, a coalition of representatives from leading anti-hunger organizations, both public and private, in Indianapolis. It is a volunteer-led organization. The food system that feeds the hungry is large and complex. The Indy Hunger Network believes that by working together to make the system more efficient and effective, hunger can be dramatically reduced.

The Indy Hunger Network:

  • Fosters collaboration and build on the strengths and capabilities of the many existing food-providing community organizations, encouraging public support of them
  • Identifies key opportunities to make the food system work better for hungry people
  • Establishes projects to make improvements
  • Serves as advocates where needed and appropriate
  • Monitors health of overall food system
  • Creates awareness for hunger assistance

Hope to see you all on Monday!  E-mail Andrew at andrew.kangbartlett@pcusa.org with any questions.

Breaking New Grounds compost sale Saturday Nov 10

Breaking New Grounds Compost sale
Saturday November 10, 9:30am –12 noon
@ 22nd & Woodland

BYO truck, barrel, or other container *

Bulk compost $15/barrel & $25/scoop

Sifted compost $25/barrel
Worm compost  $2/lb for more than 10 lbs., $1.25/ lb for more than 100 lbs.
Prices do not include sales tax.

 

Locally made from Heine Brothers coffee grounds, Brown-Forman spent grain, etc.
Call Operations Manager Amanda Fuller @ 356-2216 for more information.

* Delivery available for a fee. Call ahead to make arrangements.

People’s Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday!

This Saturday, October 13th, the People’s Garden will be having their first annual Harvest Festival from 2pm-5pm at the garden (409 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY)!  Come and join us for fresh apple cider, soup, BBQ, children’s garden activities, pumpkin carving, and more!  Contact Valerie with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering during the event at valerie@louisvillegrows.org.

RSVP on Facebook here!

Compost Sale on October 6th &13th!

Saturday, Oct 6 & 13, 9:30- 12 noon

Breaking New Grounds
2100 Woodland Ave.
Bulk compost $15/barrel or $50-100/ truckload
Sifted compost $25/ barrel

Visit the BNG website for more details: http://www.breakingnewgrounds.org/buy/

Worm compost and redworms also available.

Compost feeds your plants, improves your soil, fights drought, sequesters carbons and is good for the environment. Locally made from Heine Brothers Coffee, Brown-Forman grain, Limbwalker’s wood chips and other organic ingredients. Kentucky Proud!

For more details, call Operations Manager Amanda Fuller 502-356-2216.

Vermicompost

Our Life’s Magic vermicompost is available for sale at all Heine Brothers’ Coffee stores.

  • 1 lb. Sample bag is $4 + tax
  • 3 lb houseplant bag is $10 + tax
  • 8 lb garden bag is $20+tax

For quantities over 10 pounds, we sell it for $2/lb +tax. Contact Amanda at 356-2216.

Bulk Compost

Our Breaking New Grounds bulk compost is also available for sale that can be used to fill containers to plant into. It is not certified organic. It is made from coffee grounds, distillery grain, leaves, and wood chips. Bulk compost is $16 for a 55 gal barrel full Sifted compost is $26.50/barrel. Please bring your own containers.

Bulk compost is $53/ small truckload up to $106/ full truckload.

Prices include sales tax. We do not deliver, but may be able to help you arrange delivery for a fee if you call ahead. Compost is available during sales days and during hours we are here at 2100 Woodland (in the garden & compost yard west of the building). Please call 356-2216 to make arrangements so that we can plan for your order.

Successful West Louisville Food Summit!

Congratulations to everyone who helped organize the West Louisville Food Summit on September 23rd!  Community members came out for workshops on canning, preserving, and composting, enjoyed a local celebrity cook-off, ate delicious and healthy food, and participated in Zumba, capoeira, and an interactive Jutsu Aiki presentation.  Several local bands played and everyone joined together in a community discussion about their food system and next steps to take in Louisville.

Check out the WDRB news coverage on the summit:

http://www.wdrb.com/story/19618383/west-louisville-hosts-first-food-summit

For more information about how to stay involved in the food movement in West Louisville, e-mail westlouisvillefoodsummit@gmail.com.