CANR, Food Bank of Delaware will hold Evening in the Garden benefit

June 24, 2011 under CANR News

The University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and the Food Bank of Delaware will hold an Evening in the Garden from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at UD’s Garden for the Community, which is located off South College Avenue near the Girl Scouts building.

All proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank in its hunger relief efforts.
To celebrate the bounty of the Garden for the Community, those who attend will enjoy garden-fresh food prepared by the Food Bank’s Culinary School students, fine wine and beer from local establishments, and live entertainment.

Located on one-third of an acre on the University’s CANR campus, the garden provides a steady stream of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to Delaware’s hungry.

During 2009 and 2010, the Garden for the Community produced more than three tons of fresh produce for the Food Bank of Delaware’s hunger-relief efforts. The hope is to have an even more bountiful harvest in 2011.

The Garden for the Community project is a partnership between the Food Bank of Delaware and the CANR faculty and staff, undergraduate students and graduate students. Volunteers from the University and surrounding community help plant and maintain the garden.

Registration for the event is $40 per person. A student discount is available for $15 per person, but a student ID must be shown to get the discount.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring a bag of non-perishable goods for the Food Bank of Delaware.

To attend, RSVP by Aug. 4 to Kim Kostes at 302-444-8074 or kkostes@fbd.org. Online registration is available at the Food Bank of Delaware website.

Article by Adam Thomas

Photo by Danielle Quigley

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