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Monday, May 25, 2009

Help Transform Santa Cruz into an Edible Oasis!

On June 6 & 7, 2009 there will be parties all across Santa Cruz County where people will come together to plant new edible gardens and celebrate life in Santa Cruz! The FREE event is called "Gardens of Gratitude: The 100 Garden Challenge" and is presented by Grow Food Party Crew Santa Cruz, a regional representation of a global movement to create garden parties in every neighborhood across the world.
Recently, on May 16 & 17 2009, a Gardens of Gratitude was held in Santa Monica, CA in which they partied and planted 95 Edible Gardens! We'd like to surpass them and install 100 gardens - all in the name of fun!
How it works:
Visit www.GrowFoodPartyCrew.org and sign up as a Garden Recipient, Garden Helper, or Facilitator. Then people are linked together days before the event to party with friends and create the gardens - all for free. Each party will be its own unique expression. It can either be a self-facilitated garden pledge, or be assisted by Grow Food Party Crew members with design and facilitation.
If you've ever wanted a garden, but it was too much to take on, now's the time! If you're craving something fun, creative, and outrageous, come make it happen!
How you can help:
1. Join - Sign up online for one or more garden times (Saturday or Sunday - Morning or Afternoon).
2. Spread the Word - This event works by word of mouth and networking. Forward this on to EVERYONE you know. Put up flyers, email friends, invite folks on facebook, announce it at meetings, reach out to ALL your media connections! DO IT ASAP AS WE HAVE LITTLE TIME!
3. Donate - Make this event possible by sponsoring the event with monetary donations or materials. Your company or organization could end up on our website, or mentioned in the press as a sponsor. This event is completely volunteer run. We need to raise $5000 to cover costs and to be able to do a number of low-income gardens for free. Please contact us at growfoodpartycrewsc@gmail.com if you need more information to make a larger donation. Everyone can make even the smallest donation through our Paypal button online!

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 8:28 PM

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