NeighborFood Fest E-Mail Flyer Text, 2004, pass it on!
WHO: The Illinois Stewardship Alliance
and the Heartland Cafe
WHAT: NEIGHBORFOOD FEST!
Walkathon and Community Fair
A Celebration of People and the Earth in Rogers Park.
WHERE: Warren Park, Corner of Pratt and Western
Take Pratt off of Sheridan Straight up to Western, turn left,
entrance to big huge olą parking lot off of Western.
WHEN: Saturday, April 17th TIME:
Community Fair: 10AM -3PM
( see list of exhibitors and vendors below):
WHY: because it's a REALLY DARN GOOD EVENT for DARN GOOD CAUSES, in a BEAUTIFUL PARK with wonderful NEIGHBORS and the ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY and CONNECTIONS.....and connection MAKING....between urban, rural, local/global human, environmental and community health and sustainability!!!!
And because you are going to HAVE FUN!!! We welcome ALL AGES to this event! it's EASY!!! : Get 10 people you know to donate 10$ and you've made our goal for each pledge walker.
Registration and entrance to the walkathon and community fair is FREE with a minimum of 15$ in pledges.
VERY INTRIGUING PRIZES FOR THE FIRST 100 WALKERS WITH OVER $100 IN PLEDGES.
Extra AWESOME PRIZES for most pledges collected over 100$ in these categories:
3) Organization ( hint, Patagonia is donating some cool duds)
CALL 773.793.9143 FOR PLEDGE FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD
THE FORM ATTACHED.
WE ARE VERY ACCOMODATING :)
Experience, think about, learn, start/continue your own.................. ........community connections between food and people, genetic engineering, factory farming and urban/rural shared battles with water quality, access to fresh healthy organic food, ....an Ecology and Foraging in the Urban environment tour.....locally made honey.....the struggles and successes of local community gardens.....Brazilian martial arts dance ( Capoeira)........massage therapy......Community Supported Agriculture farmers and sign-up opportunities....Ecovida.....an organic plant sale.....Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and honey....community health clinic resources......the growing and diverse Rogers Park farmers market plans for 2004.......Social Argentine Tango.....local jazz, blues, and hiphop.......local craft collectives........alternatives.........networks of resistance and celebration and health instead of commodified, prepackaged food, society and culture.....BRING your passion and your curiouity, bring.....something to share or perhaps, barter, a part of yourself and your environment that contributes to living networks of socially, and environmentally just human and community health and well being........and MORE!
FEAST on FOOD and LIFE.........................
AFTERNOON: The Heartland Cafe is preparing items for sale for lunch for the community fair...organic vegan, vegetarian, and organic meat barbecue......
EVENING: NEIGHBORFOOD FEAST at the HEARTLAND 7pm: Join us for an evening meal with GeneWise and ISA members and friends. Experience art, organic beverages, and organic entrees.....stay for the music FEAST: 9:30pm -?
NOTE: The Heartland is taking reservations of 5 or more for this event. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!
ENJOY! more details and list of participating orgs below: ( flyer and pledge sheet attached, call 773.784.3698 if you need these faxed to you)
ACCESS Community Health Clinic
Chef Earls Fresh Foods and Kingfisher Farms
Chicago Honey Co-op
Family Farm Defenders
Friends of the Parks
From the Ground Up
Futters Nutter Butters
Howard Community Garden
Kilbourn Park Organics
Karyns Raw Organic
Ibeji Women's Craft Collective
Maudes Organic Cake
New Leaf Market
Nicaragua Solidarity Committee
Fair Trade project
Northwestern Community Development Corps
Northwestern University Campus Greens
Organic Food Network
Protecting Animals USA
Rogers Park Center for Massage Therapy
Rogers Park Citizen Action Network
Rogers Park Farmers Market
Teachers and Residents United for Safe Technology
University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program
Urban Worm Project
Vaccine Awareness Coalition
CSAs Farmers and MORE!!!!
Also Featuring ENTERTAINMENT!!!!:
Foraging and Ecology in the Urban Environment: Tour of Warren Park
TangoVida: social argentine tango
Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts Performance
Common Taters Hoe-down String-Band
StoryBox Improv Theatre Company
Local indy music, hiphop, jazz and funk
Illinois Stewardship Alliance Mission: ISA is a citizens organization that
promotes a safe and nutritious food system, family farming, and healthy communities
by advocating diverse, humane, and socially just and ecologically sustainable
production and marketing practices. We are a coalition of farmers, rural citizens
and concerned urbanites and have existed for thirty years as an incorporated
not for profit advocacy and service organization working for rural and urban
citizens and independent family farmers.
Membership: Over 2,300 people cooperate in ISA activities across the state of Illinois.
GeneWise Mission: GeneWise believes that access to healthy food is a basic
natural human right as well as responsibility. GeneWise actively unites consumers,
farmers, food producers, artists, activists, scientists, educators, health professionals,
and parents in the Midwest to promote a safe, sustainable, and locally produced
food system, while raising awareness and mobilizing grassroots opposition to
genetic engineering, food irradiation, factory farming, and other threats to
our health, environment, and food supply.
Membership: Members total over 150 in Chicago-proper.
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