St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 3, 2017) – The Edible Peace Patch Project is announcing it has set its Cultivating Community Fundraiser for Friday, April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at Duncan McClellan’s Gallery, a glass art museum in St. Petersburg.
The event will celebrate the St. Petersburg-based nonprofit’s mission of cultivating healthy minds and bodies through hands-on educational gardens in Title I schools in low-income areas of Pinellas County.
The dinner will honor Elihu and Carolyn Brayboy, owners of Chief Creole Café in St. Petersburg’s Midtown on 22nd Street South.
Attendees will be escorted by the students and will hear how the program has affected their lives. The event will also have a live band and auction off a drawing from a local artist.
“We want to share how our partners and supporters have allowed us to continue to grow, bring fresh produce and teach gardening skills to underserved students in Pinellas County,” said Sherry Howard, Executive Director of the The Edible Peace Patch Project. “Seeing the excitement on students’ faces when they garden and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables is priceless.”
The Edible Peace Patch Project has educational gardens in seven Title 1 elementary schools and one non-Title 1 elementary school in St. Petersburg, including Lakewood, Maximo, Campbell Park, Fairmount, Melrose, John Hopkins, Sanderlin and its newest garden at Lealman.
Individual tickets to the event are $75 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. For more information about the event, sponsorships and to purchase tickets, please visit http://tinyurl.com/EPPCultivatingCommunity.
Duncan McClellan’s Gallery is located at 2342 Emerson Avenue South in St. Petersburg.
About The Edible Peace Patch
Established in January 2009, the Edible Peace Patch began when a group of ambitious Eckerd College students and their Environmental Studies professor built a schoolyard garden to teach students how to grow vegetables and be active participants in their environment. The organization installs educational gardens in Title I schools, and now has gardens in seven schools in South St. Petersburg, Fla. The mission of the Edible Peace Patch is to cultivate healthy minds and bodies through hands-on educational gardens to help grow successful lives and communities.