Friday, March 30, 2012

Kale for a 'Kause'

Actually it is a Kalefest! In Santa Cruz on March 31, 2012, and yes it is for a good cause, a fund-raiser for the Homeless Garden Project. Admission is $5 and will include a kale recipe contest and a contest for the best kale bunch among other activities!

Here is the description of The Homeless Garden Project. If I lived anywhere near Santa Cruz, I would be there!

The Homeless Garden Project, founded in 1990, provides job training and transitional employment to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The programs offer trainees an opportunity to rebuild and develop basic life skills and a sense of worth as human beings. The Homeless Garden Project brings together people from throughout the community in the beauty and security of their certified organic garden, teaches principles of economic and ecological sustainability through classes and hands-on experience, and provides homeless men and women job training and transitional employment.

Does anyone else know of other festivals dedicated to kale? I like the fact that this festival is also a fund-raiser for a very worthy community-based need.

Hmmm, kale, garlic, kale AND garlic, yummm, ideas are always floating and percolating in the back of my mind.........and on my tastebuds! :) :)

Kale is definitely more than decoration on the plate at this KaleFest!

Where kale is more than decoration on my plate!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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