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2017 ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISING DINNER
October 21, 2017
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) is delighted to welcome you to the fall Farm to Table Annual Fundraiser Dinner at the Guild Room of First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, October 21, 2017. (5:30pm to 8:30pm)
The Farm to Table dinner will feature local, organically grown vegetables produced by Deacon Willie Davis, urban farmer and environmental steward of the Green Acre Community Garden in Paterson. Local chefs will prepare seasonal dishes using produce directly from the Green Acre Garden and local organic farmers.
A variety of dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options, and beverages will be accompanied by live music from local musicians. A silent auction/raffle will also be part of the evening. Deacon Davis and the Green Acre Garden Committee will share a brief presentation that discusses the impact of the garden and its vision for the future.
Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the NEEC Urban Growers Program, which is a supporter of the Green Acre Community Garden. Your $60 contribution will cover the dinner, desserts and refreshments. 50% of the ticket will be tax deductible. We also welcome donations to support our Environmental Initiatives and Building Community Programs.
History of Green Acre:
Once a small garden consisting of six raised beds, the Green Acre Community Garden, located at the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and 12th Avenue in Paterson, has blossomed into a formidable urban farm and beaming source of pride for the community. Thanks to Deacon Davis’s continuous efforts to transform the space and significantly increase food production, the bounty of the garden is shared biweekly with 35 + families from the community during the summer and fall seasons.
The garden is also a neighborhood destination through free family-friendly events such as cookouts, harvest festivals, and Earth Day Celebrations. Pollinator friends are also frequent visitors as the garden serves as a refuge for birds, bees, and butterflies. A volunteer garden committee, community volunteers, and organizations such as NEEC, Habitat for Humanity, and City Green, have helped contribute to the success of the garden.
Northeast Earth Coalition:
The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc., (NEEC) is a non-profit organization based in Montclair that works at the community level to protect the environment and promote local sustainability and food security.
The NEEC supports the work of community and environmental activists who give hope for a better future. Its Urban Growers program promotes local food production, sustainability, and community leadership.
The Northeast Earth Coalition is a longtime partner of the Green Acre Community Garden and is seeking to make connections between gardeners in Paterson, Passaic and surrounding communities.
I hope to see you there!
To buy tickets, please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neec-annual-farm-to-table-fundraiser-dinner-tickets-38109937850