HARVEST GATHERING

Harvest table

Look at that long line! Folks up and grabbing some delicious food

Local organizations table with information

The potluck

Freedom Gardens table. Haven’t signed up then what are you waiting for?  You are missing a great group of local foodies who are modern day version of “victory gardeners’

A good showing of local Freedom Gardeners fill up two long tables who brought experiences and goodies from their garden to swap.  Thanks SG for the 30lbs of tomatoes and ML for the wonderful homemade jam!

Enjoying good food and fellowship

Film screening

Pop quiz time!

PTF hosted another successful film & food night.  In fact, some folks said it was the BEST one yet and we got nothing but positive comments.  We had a couple folks who drove over an hour to attend!  That’s incredible and very heartening because you know that such an event is worth putting on because it really means so much.

Over 100 people were in attendance for the harvest potluck and film screening of Shall We Gather at the River.    While Jay & Molly’s Harvest Home CD was playing folks enjoyed a very festive (candlelight) potluck dinner.  And boy where there some amazing dishes!  Thank you all who brought something to contribute to the potluck – you outdid yourself on some of those dishes!

The Freedom Garden table (or tables I should say) were filled with items people brought to swap (peppers, tomatoes, acorn flour, jam and more!). Even better, FGers got to meet each other face to face getting a chance to meet their screen name “friends” and share growing experiences.

Now that it’s winter and nights are chilly, the film screening was held indoors in a very warm and cozy room of the school.  Afterwards Farmer D held one of his popular “pop quizzes” where 10 lucky folks won prizes for their right answers.  Congrats!

A huge thank you to our volunteer staff,who, without their help we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful event.   Thank you volunteers, you are the best.

What we like to see at these events are repeat attendees!  And last night’s were vibes were amazing – everyone was just connecting with those who sat across the table with them.    One young gentlemen informed us that at last month’s film & food night he met someone who now is his best friend.  The stories that people tells us that come from such events are just wonderful.

The community sharing and connection that goes on during these events are just amazing.  Thank you once again to those who attended – your donations are greatly appreciated and help us continue such positive outreach.

PTF outreach is all about growing community!

Grow Change, Grow Community

Like to have something like this in your community?  Don’t be afraid to start one where you are.  Gather friends and family and start the ripple effect by dropping the pebble where you are.  You never know, you may be hosting similar events on a monthly basis in your neighborhood.

We started hosting small events in the backyard of the urban homestead and now it’s grown that we have to rent the facility next door because we can no longer accomodate everyone.

Comments(6)

  1. Stacy says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! I’m so glad we finally got to attend a gathering – it was a wonderful group of people! I only wish I’d had more time, and gotten to know more people.

  2. Stacy says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! I’m so glad we finally got to attend a gathering – it was a wonderful group of people! I only wish I’d had more time, and gotten to know more people.

  3. Jill says:

    We enjoyed last night very much! Thanks so much for organizing these events. They are great.

  4. Jill says:

    We enjoyed last night very much! Thanks so much for organizing these events. They are great.

  5. Jan says:

    Im so wanting to move!! LOL Would love to see other FGers. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

  6. Jan says:

    Im so wanting to move!! LOL Would love to see other FGers. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

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