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Spring Soirée at Churchview Farm
May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grow Pittsburgh is collaborating with programming partner Churchview Farm for an evening that highlights our Urban Farm Apprentice Program, relationships with local restaurants, and celebrates a third generation urban farm in Pittsburgh.
Grow Pittsburgh apprentices will give tours of the farm while guests enjoy live music by Arlo Aldo, beer from East End Brewing Company, a specialty cocktail from Bar Marco, and small plates from some of Grow Pittsburgh’s restaurant partners including Avenue B‘s Chef Chris Bonfili, big Burrito Restaurant Group‘s Chef Bill Fuller, Black Radish Kitchen and Chef Torie Day from Day La Soul Café. Vegan desserts provided by Onion Maiden.
This event is for ages 21+
The Spring Soirée is a fundraiser supporting Grow Pittsburgh’s programs and mission to teach people to grow food and promote the benefits gardens bring to our neighbors. The Urban Farm Apprentice Program is a paid training opportunity for young adults on Grow Pittsburgh’s production sites: Braddock Farms, Shiloh Farm, and the Frick greenhouse. Participants learn all aspects of running an urban farm while supporting their individualized learning and career goals, including growing seeds and produce, maintaining the sites, harvesting food for sale and selling that product in both a community and restaurant setting. In addition, participants engage in weekly off-farm educational workshops and field trips to expand their understanding of the local food system.