Upcoming Event: Hayes Valley Farm and Sustainable Agriculture

Hayes Valley Farm, Tour and Volunteering Opportunity
450 Laguna Street, at Fell
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
3:30 – 5pm

Followed by…
Sustainable Wine Tasting at Pause Wine Bar
1666 Market Street, in Hayes Valley
5pm – 7:30pm

Come get your hands dirty and learn how a local urban farm intersects with Philanthropy! We hope you can join us to volunteer, taste bio-dynamic and organic wines, or both!
Hayes Valley Farm first broke ground in 2010. Once a freeway on ramp,  Hayes Valley Farm is now a 2.2 acre non-profit Urban Permaculture demonstration site in the heart of San Francisco.  Run by the community and grown through the work of volunteers, Hayes Valley Farm has been working to educate people of all ages on the practical steps which can be taken to grow food and become more responsible in environmental stewardship, as well partnering to develop successful models for a variety of community permaculture projects. To learn more about Hayes Valley Farm, you can go to http://www.hayesvalleyfarm.com.
We’ll start by taking a brief tour of Hayes Valley Farm and learning about Hayes Valley Farm’s funding sources, history and future plans. We’ll then spend about an hour volunteering and helping out around the farm. Afterwards, we’ll retire to Pause Wine Bar, where you can taste and learn about sustainably grown wines, mingle with other Foundation professionals and learn about upcoming EPIP programs. The first round of drinks is on us!
"Amid the urban jungle that is San Francisco sits an oasis of green. Under eucalyptus trees and where old highway on and off ramps once stood, community organizers are building on a vision, an urban garden they call the Hayes Valley Farm."   — CBS 5 News

Please RSVP to bayarea@epip.org and specify whether you’ll be attending the Volunteer event, the happy hour, or both.