Monday, November 29, 2010

Honoring the Last Harvest at the Harvest Festival

Connecting the GRASS ROOTS with the DEEP ROOTS of local food ecology - sounds like the motto of the Memorial Quilts! The Farmworker Association was proudly featured in the First Annual Winter Park Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 20th. The day-long event boasted dozens of local farmers, gardeners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations who are doing incredible work in the Central Florida region. 

Winter Park Harvest Festival Promotional Flyer
The Memorial Quilts, speaking a powerful message about the impact of pesticides and oppression on the human condition in Apopka, provided a unique touch to the fresh produce, fall crafts, and organization material that lined the West Meadow of Central Park. The event's huge success was marked by the hundreds of patrons throughout the day who spent time enjoying socially-minded conversation, great music, and workshops on topics spanning cooking and growing to advocacy. 

As the first of its kind in the region, FWAF is certainly excited to see what John Rife and his incredible team will produce next fall as the Winter Park Harvest Festival continues to grow and become a stable in the lineup of progressive events we've come to crave. 

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