November 4, 2013
Last class in our Fall series! Tomorrow, Novmeber 5, learn how to dry herbs before the first frost and use them to brigthen up your meals all winter-long. The class will be taught by Chef Anne Milneck of Red Stick Spice.
This class will be held next door to the conference center in the Orangerie. As always, classes are free and open to the public with a suggested $5 donation. Don't miss out!
October 23, 2013
Thanks to everyone who made this year's event such a huge success, especially Minos the Saint for the tunes, Tin Roof for the brews, and all the chefs for such wonderful food. Also a special thanks to our friends at WRKF for their support.
To recap: Brad Andries of Stroubes took home top honors for Most Outstanding Dish for his duck duo, Ryan Andre of Le Creole solidly captures the people's choice for his alligator piquant, and Alan Niemand of Oscar's won Best Pairing for his grass-fed beef sliders.
You can find some excellent photos of the event on our facebook page, courtesy our good friend Jeffrey Dubinsky.
Thanks and see you next year!
Some tickets are still available! Prices are $125 for one or $200 per couple. All proceeds benefit our year-round programming, including our popular Urban Agriculture Workshop Series and our new in-school gardening program, Greauxing Healthty Baton Rouge. Get your tickets today and join us for a day to remember!
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One Stop Homeless Service Center' Garden Days
Our good friends at the One Stop Homeless Services Center have announced their first educational Fall Garden Day, to be held Saturday, October 12 at the One Stop (corner of N. 17th and Florida) at 10 am. Their plan is to straighten up the garden area for fall planting, install additional raised beds, and plant herbs and fall crops as well as some fruit trees. They ask that volunteers bring their own trowels, shovels and knee-pads if possible. Specific questions about the event should be directed to Dillon Hall at the One Stop.
We hope you can come help out with this great organization, and don't forget your gloves!
September 20, 2013
Call for volunteers:
Attention growers, gardeners, chefs, home canners, scientists, and the greater Baton Rouge community, whoever you are:
As programming gets underway, Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge is in need of volunteers of all stripes, backgrounds, and levels of experience to share, learn, and grow with our school communities. Our curriculum features guest visits from all types of food professionals and hobbyists to help out with our lessons and show our kids the rich community of people that make Louisiana's celebrated cuisine and culture what it is.
Do you help enrich our lives with fresh and sustainable food? Do you want to show the world your beautiful prize-winning hens? Do you have a secret family recipe for pickles, pies, or preserves from the Old World? Then, we need your help. And Dufroqc is a Louisiana A+ school, incorporating the arts and humanities into all their subjects, so artists, poets, and historians, we're looking at you too!
And even if you don't feel confident volunteering as a guest educator, we can still use an extra pair of hands as we install beds, build greenhouses, and manage irrigation systems under the guidance and direction of our expert staff.
If you think you can help out, please contact Bryan Alexander at email@example.com for volunteer opportunities and keep your eyes on our facebook page for updates on our current needs.
Thanks and we hope to hear from you!
September 19, 2013
Slow Food Baton Rouge is pleased to announce the inauguration of Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, our pilot farm to school program emphasizing gardening, cooking, nutrition, and healthy living in local elementary schools. The program is modeled off of the Sustainable Food Center in Austin's Sprouting Healthy Kids initiative. Our first classes will begin in early October. More details to come.
Update: We can now announce that Slow Food BR will be working in partnership with the Dufrocq School and the FLAIM (Forein Language Academic Immersion Magnet) School for Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge! I can't stress how excited we are to be working with the dedicated educators in these fantastic schools.
At FLAIM, we'll be operating as part of their extended day after-school programming with Mararita Ovalle and we'll be working inside Dufrocq's MicroSociety program, enhancing farming in Crawfish Bayou! Programming gets underway at FLAIM this coming week, and we'll be kicking things off at Dufroqc as part of the MicroSociety job fair at Dufrocq the first week in October.
Septmeber 12, 2013
A big thank you to Anne Milneck of Red Stick Spice for hosting this month's Social. Red Stick is a locally owned business that offers a wide variety of delicious, expertly selected spices, teas, oils, and more to the Greater Baton Rouge Community. Check out photos of her fantastic spread on our facebook page, and hope to see you next month! Details forthcoming.
September 9, 2013
Slow Food Baton Rouge welcomes its newest employee! Bryan Alexander will be serving as the Program Director for Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge for this coming school year. Thanks to everyone who came out to this year's Dinner in the Field event. Your support made this position and the program possible.
For bios of Bryan and the rest of our past and current members, visit the Staff page.
August 20, 2013
Our Fall gardening class list is ready!
Check us out in this week's issue of DIG Magazine!
For information on volunteer opportunities,
please contact Bryan Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org