April Event — Seeds Of ChangeThomas Fuller once said "He that plants trees loves someone other than himself." This month at Backyard Social Co. we plant the seeds of change. Both an internal and external look at how we instigate change in our life, our community and the world around us.
How do we plant seeds, get new big ideas, activate for change? How do we love ourselves and the world around us?
We will gather to do some good, make some friends, eat some food and have a drink or two. What could be better than that?!We will have a panel Q&A to ask some questions to folks who are gettin' it done, doing the good, and reaching for what is next. This is your chance to hear about the hard parts, also the best parts, making it worth it to try a little harder, to do your thing. Be an interactive part of the audience Q&A lead by our amazing moderator Valerie Holt. ABOUT OUR PANELISTS
Sarah Day: A food, drink, and culture obsessed gal whose entrepreneurial spirit helped co-found the fast-casual restaurant chain Even Stevens Sandwiches. This restaurant concept is steeped in activism by giving a sandwich to a local non-profit for every sandwich sold. Sara is now the Programs Manager of Training and Outreach at the Utah Micro-loan Fund. In her spare time Sarah serves on the board of Local First Utah and runs @local_enthusiast_slc, an award-winning Instagram aimed at bringing people together over shared interests in Utah.
James Loomis:A full-time organic farmer, educator and regenerative agriculture enthusiast. He is the Farm director at Wasatch Community Gardens where he manages all aspects of the Green Team Farm; a 1.5 acre urban farm. This projects revitalizes an underutilized urban area and provides opportunities for women experiencing homelessness.
Chris Natalie:Farm Director for The IRC (international Rescue Committee) New Roots Farm project. The Community Gardening Program secures plots for refugees at community gardens throughout Salt Lake City. New Roots provides seeds, seedlings, and instruction on best gardening practices in Utah to help secure an abundant supply of produce for each refugee. The vegetables grown in these gardens help provide supplemental food for participants that is nutritious and easily accessible. New Roots brings gardeners together to share their agricultural skills and connect with their new home and community.
Randall Curtis:Restauranteur and social activist. As one of the owning partners of Harbor Seafood and Steak Co. he knows intimately the hard work it takes to run a kitchen and fine dining experience. His non-profit project started as a one-off, but he felt so good he couldn't stop there! Now Randall masterminds a weekly volunteer and food donation program for the women of The Road Home, one of SLC's busiest homeless shelters.
NEWS FLASH! THE WASATCH COMMUNITY GARDENS GREEN TEAM FARM WAS RECENTLY DEVASTATED BY A FIRE!! 😭
So we are putting our money where our mouth is and you can too!!
**All proceeds and donations for our event will go directly to benefit rebuilding the Green Team Farm. Read more about what happened << HERE>>If you want to contribute a little something to Wasatch Community Gardens to help ensure this garden rise from the ashes you can donate NOW.We will have plenty of woodboard love and a personalized picnic box to munch on throughout the evening; always consciously created by Milk and Honey Wellness. And don't forget our signature cocktail made by our favorite mixologist Randall Curtis of Harbor Seafood & Steak Co.
Space fills quickly at these gatherings, please act act quickly if you feel inspired to join.🙏
Thursday, April 18th. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Location to be announced (expect an email from us a couple days before providing all the final details).
Moderation and tastings by Valerie Holt of The Lama Farm , Anne Dorsey of Milk and Honey Wellness , and sponsored by Harbor Seafood & Steak Co. _____________________________________________________________________ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN THE MAGIC OF FIRELIGHT.
Join us for monthly mostly backyard gatherings centered around health-centric living and learning. You’ll be sure to walk away with a new friend, nutritional know-how, story, more laugh lines, and a happy belly.
Cost:$30 Single$55 Couple