COMMUNITY NITE

Shiny happy people – a group shot. Left to right: Sascha, Eileen, Jordanne, Justin, Johan, Anais, Kelly, Jules, Struan, Lauren, Eitan, Cory, Janice (behind the camera)

Group of guys sporting the ‘Homegrown Revolution’ tees. Left to right: Sascha, Justin, Eitan, Johan, Cory, Jules & Struan

People filing past the six tables of delicious local foods

Corry, one of our volunteers, helps with the food line

A full plate of local foods.  There was so much food, folks when back for seconds, thirds and fourths!

Food table spread

Folks enjoying a summer’s night with food and fellowship

Three Freedom Gardeners hook up – yeah!

Farmer D inquires if “this is the Freedom Garden table?”

Three in a row.

A full house

I had planned on posting a follow up to the event yesterday; however, the digital photo card somehow got corrupted.  So we had to bike down to a camera shop so they could pull off the pictures.

Also, there seems to be issues with both LHITC and Freedom Gardens site – very slow and experiencing periods of down time.  URGH, we are just as frustrated as you are.

It was a perfect day for Sunday’s event.  It was once again a huge success and I got my wish of all volunteers wearing the ‘Homegrown’ tees to poise for a picture.

A huge thanks to our 9 wonderful volunteers,  we couldn’t have done it without you!

A full house, full spread, full plates, full of laughter and inspiration

Have to say this was the best spread ever of local foods!  6 tables packed with lovely, mouth watering dishes.  I wish I could have gotten an aerial view of the table spread it was outstanding. Kudos to all who contributed – you guys rock.

The school facility was perfect making it a very family friendly event with picnic tables, grassy area where folks could sit and eat and kids could play.  We are so blessed to be such a facility next door!

Also, we had quite a few Freedom Gardeners in attendance (yeah!) and they used the event as a FG rendezvous.  Hopefully recruiting more members as we speak – nearing 700 members and growing!

With nearly 180 reservations taken, 135 folks from all over the southland (coming as far as Palos Verdes, Long Beach and the high desert) attended PTF latest screening of the inspirational film One Man, One Cow, One Planet. We sold out of the dvd copies we had available, and today we have more in stock so feel free to order your copy today.

Oh, and we even found a great home/family for an abandoned bunny.  All in all it was a successful and inspiring summer’s night.

A sincere thank you

The Dervaes Family,
We would like to thank you for another wonderful evening of food, conversation and inspiration.
Both events have been well worth our while (even though we aren’t helping the peak oil problem making the drive down from the high desert).  We have only spoken twice, but each time you make us feel like we have known you for years.  What a gift.  (We hope your tomatoes turn around soon, as well as ours)!  It is not often we find ourselves in the company of like minded people, not only pertaining to gardening, but all of the issues we hold dear.  I believe Gandhi said, “When we forget how to turn the soil with our hands we forget who we are.”  In this crazy world, gardening and homesteading, has become our anchor.  It truly is empowering, and your family has known this for years.  I hope visionaries like yourselves don’t mind a family on their coattails!

We will be adding our homestead to the Freedom Garden site soon.  We would love to share our experiences, and more importantly, learn from others.  See you soon at the next event and if you are in need of volunteers don’t hesitate to let us know.

Namaste,
K & S
Oak Hills, CA

With such events, your tax deductible donations go towards

Facility rental
Purchase of bio-degradable dinnerware and eco napkins
Video licensing fees to show film (we have to pay for screening rights) and cost of dvd
Promotional material, efforts and work
Sound system & video projector payments
Additional outreach

Thank you for your support.

Hopefully, if all goes well, we’ll be hosting another film & food event next month.  We’d appreciated some film suggestions to gauge what our audience wants to see.

Let’s do it again next month, shall we?

P.S.

Sorry forgot to thank Craig for the Belgian chocolates and Eitan & Eileen for the book, Modoc. We appreciate your gifts.

Comments(8)

  1. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais!
    A thunderous post that fills me with a refreshing balm of most excellent positive encouragement.I just wish I was your side of the pond to be able to participate fully in your film nights and fellowship!In the true pioneer homestead spirit I will work with what I have via the internet and fully apreciate your posts and portal content!
    Thanx for more empowering sharing of whats happening right now!
    blessings to all
    gerry m x

  2. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais!
    A thunderous post that fills me with a refreshing balm of most excellent positive encouragement.I just wish I was your side of the pond to be able to participate fully in your film nights and fellowship!In the true pioneer homestead spirit I will work with what I have via the internet and fully apreciate your posts and portal content!
    Thanx for more empowering sharing of whats happening right now!
    blessings to all
    gerry m x

  3. a conscious life says:

    I’m so happy that it was such a hit! I passed along the info to many of my online unschooling friends, hoping that some of them in CA were close enough to attend.

    Sending you all blessings.

    lesa in il

  4. a conscious life says:

    I’m so happy that it was such a hit! I passed along the info to many of my online unschooling friends, hoping that some of them in CA were close enough to attend.

    Sending you all blessings.

    lesa in il

  5. Janice K says:

    It was a GREAT evening! Thank you Dervae’s and Volunteers for all of your hard work in putting this together, and yes! Let’s do this again!

  6. Janice K says:

    It was a GREAT evening! Thank you Dervae’s and Volunteers for all of your hard work in putting this together, and yes! Let’s do this again!

  7. Sherilyn Jackson says:

    Hi All!
    This was the first event we were able to attend and we LOVED IT!!
    THANX for all the effort from all of you that goes into these events. We learned so much.
    We look forward to the next Homstead event!
    THANX again,
    Sherilyn & Paul Jackson

  8. Sherilyn Jackson says:

    Hi All!
    This was the first event we were able to attend and we LOVED IT!!
    THANX for all the effort from all of you that goes into these events. We learned so much.
    We look forward to the next Homstead event!
    THANX again,
    Sherilyn & Paul Jackson

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