ST. PETERSBURG – Local authors and performers will share stories and poetry about the art of cooking, food and gardening at Food for Thought: a storytelling event, Friday, May 26, 6 to 9 p.m., at Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar, 1437 4th St. S.
Cost is $5 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Edible Peace Patch.
The Edible Peace Patch Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues. To accomplish this mission, the organization is building a model farm-to-school food system that will provide educational support and training and offer food literacy while delivering fresh locally grown food to school cafeterias.
The organization also teaches healthy living and sustainability by building vegetable gardens in the schoolyards of Title 1 schools in Pinellas County with a long-term goal to offer the program throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. The Edible Peace Patch currently operates seven schoolyard gardens in south St Petersburg, including Campbell Park Elementary, Fairmont Park Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Maximo Elementary, Melrose Elementary, Sanderlin IB World School and John Hopkins Middle School.
For more information, visit peacepatch.org.
Story Brooke will make a few special menu items for the evening featuring produce grown by Edible Peace Patch. There will also be cookbooks and other books available to purchase throughout the evening.
This event is sponsored by Wordier Than Thou, a Pinellas County-based literary arts organization. Those interested in sharing a story during Food for Thought should email WordierThanThou@gmail.com.
For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/wordierthanthou.