Saturday, July 11, 2015

AIA-SWO Annual Picnic!

AIA-Southwestern Oregon invites you to an evening of summer delights and the opportunity to lend a hand while learning about a spectacular hidden secret: the good work happening at Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden). As part of AIA-SWO’s commitment towards community outreach, the 2015 Annual Picnic will provide members an opportunity to give back and make deep-rooted connections through doing good work for others. Participants will receive a hands-on account of how this non-profit impacts the lives of many families by providing practical agricultural education and assistance, directly addressing food security issues within the larger community. 
One-part work party, one-part summertime fun.
Build something! FREE BEER for all WORKERS! The Family Garden needs a few site improvements, and AIA-SWO wants you to help pitch in. Group projects will include building a trellis, repairing and adding to the tool shed, and horticultural care. Afterwards, enjoy a wonderful meal prepared with ingredients from the farm, with plenty of vegan options. Not everyone need volunteer; music, games, cold drinks, and camaraderie will all be part of the festivities.

          4:30   begin work party
                     (instructions will be sent to you)
          5:30   picnic social
          6:00   dinner
          7:00   games + tour + clean-up
          8:00   that’s all!

Huerto de la Familia manages the largest community garden developed by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District.  The picnic will take place at the Gamebird Community Gardens in Gamebird Park, located at 1500 Mallard Avenue, Springfield, OR 97477. Access the park from Game Farm Road (near Riverbend Hospital); it will be best to take MLK Jr. Parkway to Cardinal Way WEST, then Game Farm Road SOUTH, and then Mallard or Flamingo Avenue WEST. Plenty of street parking is available. Please consider biking, busing, or carpooling to the event!

Gamebird Park, Springfield

No charge for children 12 and younger. Picnic tickets include admission and (1) dinner; Work Party tickets include the same plus (1) drink ticket. Alcoholic beverages require (1) drink ticket per guest, which is good for the entire evening while supplies last.  
         $15   Picnic-Goers
         $10   Work Party volunteers (+FREE BEER!)
         $5    Drink Ticket         

Donations will also be accepted, proceeds benefiting The Family Garden. Please click to learn more about Huerto de la Familia, the farm, and organic gardening.

Follow the Eventbrite link below to purchase your tickets:

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