Saturday, August 7, 2010

WORLD KITCHEN GARDEN DAY

SUNDAY AUGUST 22nd 2010

clip_image002Everyone is invited to join us in Cygnet, Tasmania to celebrate World Kitchen Garden Day 2010

11am: meet at Burtons Reserve Carpark, Cygnet for a walk to some local home food gardens.

1pm: meet at the Cygnet Community Garden for a BYO picnic. Gas BBQ supplied. Drinks available at bottom pub.

Join in World Kitchen Garden Day and help us:

- celebrate the positive role of organic kitchen gardening in society, health and cooking

- raise awareness about the benefits of eating local and to encourage people to explore local food options in their areasclip_image004

- build community spirit, at local and international levels, around the universal experiences of gardening, cooking, eating…. and having fun

Come and celebrate the pleasures and benefits of growing your own food. Just turn up or for enquiries ring Kate 6295 0658 or email: katevag@gmail.com

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World Kitchen Garden Day is two weeks from this Sunday and we could use your help to make it a success.

Here are three things you can do depending on your interests, talents and internet access:

1) Sign up for our global event on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same: the more people who are aware of the day, the better. (5-10 minutes)

2) Help get an informal Kitchen Garden Day gathering started in your area using Meetup.com.  You never know what other gardeners there are in your local area who might want to get together until you try.  Putting a marker on the map doesn't obligate you to be the organizer; it just lets other people in your area know that you're open to the idea of meeting up.  And even if you're the only one in your area, you'll still appear on our global map and will be showing your solidarity.  If you're not so big on the internet, you can use this invitation template to make an invite of your own to distribute the old fashioned way, in person.

3) Submit a short dispatch from your own little part of the big kitchen gardening world.  We'll be bringing these together and sharing them to show both our diversity and what we have in common.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Sounds great Kate. Please post some photos of the day for us all to enjoy.