Save the Date: Common Table, July 11th

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Interested in learning about local urban gardening and food programs? Slow Food Sacramento is hosting a wonderful event on Saturday July 11th called “Common Table.” The all-day event, which includes tours, workshops and movies, will run from 8:30am to 5pm, culminating in a sit-down family-style dinner at the Fremont Community Garden.

The goal of Common Table is to highlight the need for improved city, county and state food policies that enable more locally grown foods in urban locations. The event benefits the Sacramento Hunger Coalition, an organization that works to alleviate hunger and increase food security, and the Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition, an organization dedicated to expanding urban locations for growing fruits and vegetables.

 A variety of workshops relating to community gardening and farming, backyard organic gardening, composting and food gleaning will be offered, as well as a bicycle tour of local community gardens. There will also be two movies featured: “The Garden” and “FRESH,” which both document the need for more locally grown, healthful food.

The day is capped off with a three-course dinner of fresh, seasonal fare prepared by local Magpie Caterers. The family-style meal will be held outside at the Fremont Community Garden, “amidst thriving fruit and vegetable plants.” Dinner speaker Brahm Ahmadi of People’s Grocery in Oakland will share his insights on innovative solutions for food justice.

Tickets for the day’s activities are $25; tickets for the dinner are $75 for Slow Food members and $100 for non-members, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://slowfoodsacramento.com or contact Charity Kenyon, ckenyon@kenyonyeates.com, 916-609-5012.