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Harvest Moon 2014; looking back at a beautiful afternoon in the garden!

We’re hot off the heels of our annual Harvest Moon fundraiser and garden-extravaganza, and we just can’t stop talking about it. The afternoon of garden-festivities, locavore delicacies, amazing music and generous raffle winnings was a huge success made possible by all of YOU: our amazing supporters, friends and volunteers!

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The key to a great party is delicious food and our amazing restaurant partners made it an event to remember, exceeding the expectations of the most discerning foodies in attendance with a wide range of inspired and creative dishes.

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Party-goers were treated to seasonal dishes and farm-fresh fare, as well as tasty coffees and juices by our amazing restaurant partners: Heirloom LA, Clementine, Sqirl, Loteria Grill, Little Doms, G&B Coffee, The Standard, Hollywood, Press Brothers Juicery and Tacos Punta Cabras! Each dish was inspired by the bounty of the harvest, integrating garden-fresh ingredients like fresh, tangy strawberries and savory squash. Chefs were welcoming and informative and guests returned for a second, and then a third serving of dishes like cauliflower ceviche, squid ink pasta, or strawberry sorbet with whipped cream and walnut brittle.

As they ate, revelers were treated to live music by Fernando Pullum and his young, talented musicians, who blew the crowd away with their raw talent and incredible energy.

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The stars of the show were the seed-to-table students themselves! Our special kiddie-guests treated us to a garden-rendition of the song “Apples and Bananas” and helped out with garden activities and the live auction. Cute as rollie-pollies on a log!

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The Crafty DIYers among us were in for a real delight as our own Laila Tamburini, Garden Manager-Extraordinaire, taught us how to create natural dyes from products from the garden. Guests each got to dye their own piece of lace with gorgeous colors made from black beans, sunflowers, pomegranates and other garden produce. 

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All this couldn’t be possible without our fabulous volunteer and intern supporters! We are eternally grateful to all of you—go team go!

 Many, many thanks to our sponsors, Jolly Llama Creations and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Foundation, and also to Jess Koehler of Jess Koehler Photography for her beautiful pictures that will allow us to relive this wonderful event again and again! 

 

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Please watch this fantastic video the wonderful folks at Andrew Jackson Elementary made to raise $5k for the Seed to Table program at their school!