HOMEGROWN COMMUNITY

Documentary, Potluck, Swap & City Goats!

Don’t forget on September 14th PTF will be hosting another community oriented event. Complete with homegrown food, fellowship, inspiration and fun – come on down!

Our goats, Blackberry and Fairlight will be present for your petting pleasure.

When: Sunday, September 14
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 651 N Orange Grove, Pasadena Ca (school adjacent to the Path to  Freedom Urban Homestead)
Cost: $10 donation (Children under 12 are free)

Reservation Details

Call today (626) 844.4586 or use this online reservation form

Event Schedule

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Meet & greet our citified goats along with our very own urban Heidi
6:30 – 7:30 pm – ”Local Foods” Vegetarian Potluck & Freedom Gardens crop, seeds, etc swap
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Film Screening’ The Power Of Community’ (53 minutes)
9:00 – 10:00 pm – Q&A, Discussion with Path to Freedom Urban Homestead – Since the mid 80’s the Dervaes family has transformed their ordinary city lot into a sustainable and self sufficient urban homestead. Since 2001, their site has been at the forefront to the revival of the modern urban homesteading movement. Offering resources, firsthand accounts and inspiration for a 21st century self sufficient life

Film Details

The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

“Our crude oil is a very bad thing for the environment. But we had no choice; it’s a mater of live or die.” — Guillermo Leiva

Shimmering with life like a cornucopia of colorful vegetables, this vibrant, hopeful film brings to light one of the most important stories of the last two decades – how a small island nation responded to a sudden and dangerous drop in oil supplies. When Cuba’s hefty subsidies of oil, food and other goods ceased after the Soviet Union collapsed and the U.S. tightened its embargo, Cubans suffered terrible hardships. In a ‘peak oil’ crisis similar to one the entire world will soon face, electric power became intermittent, transportation nearly stopped, parts were unavailable, and without fertilizers and tractors, food production declined to precarious levels. But Cuba bounced back. This inspiring film offers us a living model of sustainability, as Cubans tell the remarkable story of their nation’s recovery and its transition to organic agriculture, renewable energy, effective mass transit, lowered consumption, better health, and stronger communities.

Potluck Details

Bring something (vegetarian) to contribute to the potluck – bring enough food for yourself/family and a bit to share. The primary focus of the ‘Locavore’ potluck is to promote eating whole foods, in their nature-made state, focusing on fresh food from local sources (or as local as possible)

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

Los Angeles Farmers Markets can be found here: www.farmernet.com/events/cfms

Freedom Gardens Meetup & Swap

If you are coming to this event and are a So Cal Freedom Gardener (www.FreedomGardens.org), let us know since we will be setting a special table(s)!

We are encouraging fellow Freedom Gardeners to use this community opportunity to meet up, swap crops, seeds and experiences (or lack thereof!)

Growing for 21st century food security, FreedomGardens.org is a free interactive, online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.

Let’s make this a truly homegrown event

Reservation Details

Call today (626) 844.4586 or use this online reservation form

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