Friday, August 20, 2010

Fundraiser for Lakewood Ranch SmartFarm

Some weeks ago we wrote about plans to create a SmartFarm project on five acres at Lakewood Ranch.

Organizers and volunteers plan to build the project in October. It is intended to offer out-of-door instruction to children on where food comes from, encourage healthy eating, and provide a place where families can lease a plot of land to grow some of their own food.
Here's an update from Ngan Gilkison, one of the organizers:

"Please spread the word and join us for our first fundraiser event 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Polo Grill and Bar on LWR Main Street has generously given us the bar for the night.

"Members of the SmartFarm team will be guest bartenders working for tips. Guest bartenders will include SMR President/CEO Rex Jensen, Irwin Davis, Jaden Hair, Tara Raven, Camillia Mankovich, Jan Timney and Ngan Gilkison.

"No cover charge. Just come and have fun with us, and hear about our plans for the SmartFarm!

"If you can't make it and would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to SmartFarm at Lakewood Ranch and send to:

SmartFarm at Lakewood Ranch
c/o Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Corporate Headquarters
14400 Covenant Way
Bradenton, FL 34202

there you are,

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