Date: Saturday February 21st, 11:30 am – 2:20 pm
Location: Agua Dulce Farm, 5015 Maufrais Lane, Austin, TX 78744
Tickets: $35 includes farm tour, lunch and refreshments from Cote Catering, and a take-away of fresh farm vegetables. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.)
Slow Food Austin wants to whet your appetite for aquaponics! Join us on Saturday, February 21, for lunch and a tour of Agua Dulce Farm, an urban aquaponic farm in southeast Austin. We’ll tour the farm, meet Jack Waite (the farmer), and learn all about the benefits of aquaponics, a sustainable farming practice that combines hydroponics (soil-less farming) with aquaculture (fish farming) in a closed re-circulating system.
We’ll also enjoy Agua Dulce’s pure and delicious vegetables in a farm-to-table lunch menu developed by chef Sonya Cote of Cote Catering, Eden East, and Hillside Farmacy.
BYOB. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets at the door. With advance notice, we can accommodate our vegetarian or gluten-free friends. Refunds will only be given in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.
ALL ticket revenue goes back to the farm so come on out and support the farmers who are keeping your food good, clean, and fair!
Date: Thursday, January 29th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Hightower, 1209 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Cost: $15 suggested donation payable via cash or credit card
We are kicking off 2015 with happy hour at The Hightower! Having just celebrated their one year anniversary, this casual East Austin spot dishes up elevated comfort food with global accents (fans rave about their pork jowl and fried chickpeas!) and craft cocktails.
Your $15 entry donation includes local drinks and goes to support Slow Food Austin’s educational programming. Specially priced happy hour snacks will also be available.
See the Facebook event page.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015
Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas from January 29th-31st. This conference offers discussions on a variety of topics of utmost importance to farmers and gardeners in Central Texas with organic growing practices and organic advocates.
There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on a specific topic of interest by following any of six different tracks, from Organic 101 to Advanced Producer. 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 full cost of registration.
For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is January 9th. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.