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Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center to Hold Annual “Family Garden Dinner” Fundraiser

Doreen Smith

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • 1:04pm

ANDOVER, NJ—Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center, a New Jersey-based organization that offers a Community Supported Garden, Onsite Learning Center, and unique Farm-to-School Programs, will hold the first of its annual fundraisers on July 27, 2013.  The “Dinner on the Farm” Fundraiser will be held at Sunset View Farm located at 27 Pierce Road in Andover Township, New Jersey (GPS Lafayette).

The fundraiser dinner is an ideal night for families and friends to explore the community garden and farm, walk along the wooded nature trail and labyrinth, enjoy a beautiful sunset, and even feed some of the animals.

The fundraiser will benefit the Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center—a non-profit organization which provides small scale pesticide-free gardening, outdoor activities, and self-sufficiency instruction to individuals and groups—allowing them to deepen their understanding of food, its source and its relationship to health.  It will also provide the organization with tips on preserving the environment, and allow them to inspire others to recreate those principles in their own home and communities.

Proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards extending the rain barrel and well irrigation system for the Community Garden plots, which will facilitate watering for their seniors and disabled gardeners. In addition, Sunset Vista provides sponsored garden plots to food-insecure families, which teaches them how to grow their own food.  This fundraiser will help create awareness around this program.

The dinner will be catered by Lucca Wood-Fired Pizza of Sparta and will be served in the picnic area. The menu will include freshly harvested, prepared and naturally grown salad from the farm, homemade wood-fired specialty pizza, as well as desserts and beverages.

As an additional bonus to attendees, a local photographer from Hilly’s Photos will take professional photographs of the individuals enjoying the farm and food.

The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.  There will only be one seating, so please reserve now!  Tickets may be purchased online by visiting:   www.SunsetVista.org.  Click on the Event Schedule link and pay via PayPal.  Individuals can also mail a check  made payable to Sunset Vista Community Garden—27 Pierce Road, Lafayette New Jersey 07848.

For further information, please contact Linda Grinthal at  (973) 579-7382

 

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