LA Urban Fruit Premiere This Saturday!
Happy Friday everyone! I feel extremely lucky to be in Austin, TX, sitting in Jeanine Donofrio (a.k.a. Love and Lemons)'s backyard. We drove all day yesterday from New Orleans, and are spending the next few days with Jeanine and her husband Jack, prepping for tomorrow night's Yellow Table Gathering #5. (And of course, making time to fit in some taco-eating and margarita-drinking!) It's so fun getting a chance to connect in real life with some of my favorite bloggers – like Joy and Jeanine – who are even more lovely in person than they are on their extremely lovely blogs!
Though I'm thrilled to be in Austin, I'm sad to be missing a very cool event that my brother Davis is hosting in LA tomorrow night. Davis runs the Organic Garden Program at Beit T'Shuvah, an L.A. based addition treatment center, and he is passionate about providing residents with healthy, organic food, as well as helping people connect with where their food comes from. (Do you remember me posting a few months back about a garden-to-table dinner party Davis and I threw LA, using vegetables from his parkway garden? You can read that post to learn more about BTS and the garden program.)
Well, tomorrow night at 7 pm Beit T'Shuvah is hosting L.A. premiere of the documentary Urban Fruit, directed by Roman Zenz, that chronicles the story of Los Angeles's urban gardening movement. The film documents the story of a handful of Angelenos – including "Gansta Gardener" Ron Finley – growing their own food within the the city of Los Angeles. They'll be a tour of the garden, a screening of the film (with special appearances by director Roman Zenz and gardener Ron Finley), fresh-pressed juices AND a few small bites inspired by The Yellow Table! I was thrilled when Davis asked me to be a part (even though I can't physically be there) and I am so proud of all he's doing there. I can't wait to visit in a week and see how much the garden has grown since February!
WHAT: The L.A. Premiere of Urban Fruit, with special guest appearances by Ron Finley and director Roman Zenz, a tour of Beit T'Shuvah's organic garden, plus fresh pressed juices and small bites by The Yellow Table
WHEN: Saturday, June 14th at 7 pm
WHERE: Beit T’Shuvah: 8831 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90034
DETAILS: Suggested donation of $10 to support the Beit T'Shuvah Organic Garden Program
(Opening photo from Gaia Health Blog.)