THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

People milling around, petting the goats and (Jordanne’s in the middle answering everyone’s questions)

Lining up for food

Fill ’em up! Six tables full of good food.

Happy goats

Happy volunteers

Eating and socializing

Everyone getting to know their table mates

The “Freedom Garden” table and our very own So Cal Freedom Gardeners contingent

Folks listen intently to the quiz questions following the screening – an organic eco screened ‘homegrown’ tee is at stake!

Film, Food and Fun

PTF once again hosted a successful film & food night (thanks to all those who attended and volunteered!).

The event drew over 100 people – 25 of whom were Freedom Gardeners!  Whoohoo.  Actually, nearly 150 rvp’d so there were quite a few no shows.

Thank you to those of you who brought homegrown produce, seeds to swap!  We hope that you continue this sharing spirit with neighbors and fellow Freedom Gardeners online. ( Soon FG website will have the capability for swap and meetup arrangements.)

The food spread was incredible – everyone did an awesome job to bring homegrown or local foods.  Kudos to everyone for striving to make this a truly localized event.

Of course, running such an event with so many folks, we weren’t able to meet and greet each of you personally. Good to see new and familiar faces in such a inspirational and energetic atmosphere.

After the film screening, Farmer D hosted a fun pop quiz and gave away some free Homegrown Revolution ™ tees to the winners.

Many asked, Will we do this again next month?  We’ll be taking October off for religious observances and work on web development and future plans (next year), but we hope to pull off a harvest food and film night come November. So stay tuned for details.   Or, as we mentioned at the event, suggestions and ideas are welcome.

Thanks, again, for making this another successul and inspirational event.  Your support (donations) are greatly needed and appreciated as we grow further in web  and community outreach.

Comments(6)

  1. Judith says:

    Hello Anaïs!

    If you can.. tell me more about the quiz (I’m trying to read what’s on the screen in the photo!) and how the winner was selected. We show The Power of Community from time to time in our city and that sounds like a fun way to engage people.

    Thanks for all you do.

    ~a Northern California Freedom Gardener!

  2. Judith says:

    Hello Anaïs!

    If you can.. tell me more about the quiz (I’m trying to read what’s on the screen in the photo!) and how the winner was selected. We show The Power of Community from time to time in our city and that sounds like a fun way to engage people.

    Thanks for all you do.

    ~a Northern California Freedom Gardener!

  3. Sinfonian says:

    Ah, to spend some time in So Cal, it would be fun to stop by, even just to peak over the fence. Though I bet you hate it when people do that.

    I’ve so far met one fellow FG during a produce swap. Past prime corn for blueberry bushes. Great trade, and a garden tour to boot! I’ve also done a swap with a fellow online gardener from Ft2Garden.com and it was great!

    At the corn swap, both of us were excited to meet others in a seedling swap or potluck, though doing it in winter would ensure a dozen salads, hehe. Gotta love our climate.

  4. Sinfonian says:

    Ah, to spend some time in So Cal, it would be fun to stop by, even just to peak over the fence. Though I bet you hate it when people do that.

    I’ve so far met one fellow FG during a produce swap. Past prime corn for blueberry bushes. Great trade, and a garden tour to boot! I’ve also done a swap with a fellow online gardener from Ft2Garden.com and it was great!

    At the corn swap, both of us were excited to meet others in a seedling swap or potluck, though doing it in winter would ensure a dozen salads, hehe. Gotta love our climate.

  5. Patrice Farmer says:

    I would love to meet someone locally for our own version of ya’lls feast. THat would be great. I can’t wait for ya’ll to fix up the site so we can start organizing these dinners too.

  6. Patrice Farmer says:

    I would love to meet someone locally for our own version of ya’lls feast. THat would be great. I can’t wait for ya’ll to fix up the site so we can start organizing these dinners too.

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