Food, Earth & Culture Festival! – Sunday, Sept. 28

What: Food, Earth & Culture Festival
When: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. 12 noon – 5 pm
Where: HOPE Garden, Masaryk Park, 220 Cowan Ave. [map]

Featuring acclaimed children’s musician Chris McKhool, and a host of other talents. And best of all – everything is FREE!

There will be:
Food! Sample free food from our delectable Local Food Café… and enjoy an afternoon corn roast and local apples. Local Food Café opens from 12:00-1:30.
Music! Featuring accomplished performer Chris McKhool, who at 1pm will delight with his children’s music for the green-at-heart; also featuring African drummers, Tibetan folk music, storytelling and harpist, and more.
Eco-activities! Arts and crafts, free bike check-ups and garden scavenger adventures.
Fall Fun Fair! 3-legged races, bobbing for apples, hay-bale toss and more! With prizes for the fastest, strongest & silliest!
Press Conference! Join Greenest City, Organic Gardening Magazine and local dignitaries to officially open our NEW rainwater harvesting system at 12:30 pm.

For more information contact: Gelek 416-922-7626.

And don’t miss out on the satisfaction of volunteering to make it a great day! Please let us know if you could help with one of these important teams:

1) Food preparation [9:30 am – 11:30 am]: 2 hours of chopping help.
2) Set-up team [9 am – 12 noon]: this team is important.
3) Dish Washing Station [11:45 – 2:00 pm]: help keep the dishwashing station stocked and moving well.
4) Corn Roast [1:30 – 4 pm]: be a fire keeper, husker and all-around corn-y king.
5) Food Servers [11:45 am – 1:30 pm]: have the pleasure of serving local organic food to guests.
6) Clean-up [4:30pm – 6:30pm]: the all-star “many hands make light work” team.
7) Runners [12- 2pm and 2-4pm]: fetch things that we need during the day.

Volunteer letters and hours will be provided. Just email us and say what team you would like to be a part of.

So come on over and have yourself a good time with the folks from Parkdale & HOPE Community garden.

[Our thanks to the city of Toronto and Parkdale BIA for their support in making this event possible.]

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