Date: Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Urban Roots, 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Tickets: $15 includes tour, food, and beverages Purchase Online in advance
Come out to Urban Roots on Saturday, February 27 for a tour of this local, sustainable farm. We’ll learn more about how Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform lives and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Youth leaders emerge from Urban Roots internships with meaningful community connections; a deep understanding of healthy eating, urban farming, and the effects of access to healthy food on their community; and the skills needed to be community leaders. Youth leaders engage diverse members of the community by selling their produce at farmers markets, working at soup kitchens and food pantries, and hosting volunteers on the farm.
After the tour, Native Family Co. will be serving Detroit Style Sliders or Veggie Burgers with assorted local, farm grilled vegetables–all prepared on their bike grill. Native Family Co. is a husband and wife led hospitality collective comprised of industry professionals dedicated to supporting local agriculture. Beer and wine will also be available.
$15 ticket includes tour, food, and beverages
Date: Sunday, January 24th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Argus Cidery, 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Tickets: slow sessions are always FREE, but reserve your spot by claiming a ticket
Come experience an exclusive behind the scenes look at Argus Cidery, the first place to make hard cider made using apples sourced from Texas and Arkansas. Owner Wes Mickel will lead us in a tour followed by a tasting, explaining how he uses winemaking techniques to craft his cider, resulting in a dry, champagne-like product. He will also explain how he makes tepache, still ciders and other fermentables in the same space. Light snacks will also be provided and, as always, this Slow Session is free of cost. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by claiming a FREE ticket a the link provided.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Slow Food Austin is offering two scholarships to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) conference in Rockwall, Texas from February 11-13, 2016. This annual conference offers workshops and presentations on a variety of topics pertinent to the work of organic farmers and gardeners in Central Texas and organic advocates.
There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on specific topics of interest by following any of five different tracks, from Business and Marketing to Texas Food Systems and Food Policy. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the conference, please visit the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association website.
The scholarship will cover the cost of registration – this does not include pre-conference workshops or tours.
For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submissions is January 22nd. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.