Tickets still available for March 4 Think Spring Fling-New Student Rate Offered

February 23, 2010 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension, Events

Come grab some homemade, gourmet soups and bread while helping raise money for the Food Bank of Delaware. We’re now offering a special Student Rate of $10! 

The Food Bank of Delaware and the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) will hold its first-ever Think Spring Fling event on Thursday, March 4 (snow date is Thursday, March 11) from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Townsend Hall Commons located at 531 South College Avenue, Newark.

Guests are invited to warm up and join in for an evening of homemade soups and bread, live entertainment from the “Tater Patch,” and valuable information to help get their spring gardens growing all while raising money to help end hunger in Delaware. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank of Delaware’s hunger-relief efforts. Attendees are also asked to bring a bag of nonperishable food items for the Food Bank.

“The UD CANR is very happy to continue our partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware by hosting the “Think Spring Fling,” said Dr. Tom Sims, Deputy Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Last year’s Garden for the Community, located on our college’s Newark farm, produced more than three tons of fresh produce for the Food Bank and we hope for an even more bountiful harvest from our 2010 garden. The Think Spring Fling will be a wonderful opportunity for our communities to come together for an enjoyable evening focused on gardening, local foods and how we can all help the Food Bank meet its mission of a community free of hunger.”

To date the following community and University organizations will have exhibit booths with information about the upcoming growing season:

•Food Science Club
•SLOW Foods
•Design Interest Group
•Delaware Nature Society’s Community-Sponsored Agriculture
•Master Foods Educator Program
•UD Cooperative Extension (backyard wildlife, composting, recycling)
•New Castle County Master Gardeners
•UD Soil Testing Program

The cost to attend the event is $25/person or $10/student and includes dinner, entertainment and wine. To purchase tickets, please visit or contact (302) 444-8074.  A raffle with items from local businesses will also accompany the evening. 

For more information about UD’s Garden for the Community, please visit


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