On August 27, eat for the school garden

1 Aug

Andrea Reusing of Lantern (photo from www.andreareusing.com)

On August 27, Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill will donate proceeds from the evening to George Watts’ Edible Garden. The event is part of Chez Panisse Foundation’s “Eating for Education” campaign.

The fabulous Andrea Reusing, chef and owner of Lantern, proposed that her restaurant join the campaign and then send  proceeds from the night to the school garden. (Sending a big virtual hug to Andrea right now.)

So, everyone, save the date! It’s a Saturday night, so book the babysitter, and plan for a grown-up night out. Lantern plates the sort of meal you dream about for months afterward. I can still remember a sea bass I had there circa 2003.

Read on for the full story from Chez Panisse Foundation — which has some big ideas brewing:

Eating for Education

This summer Chez Panisse will celebrate its 40th birthday! We are taking this opportunity to plan a weekend of celebratory fundraising events to support Edible Education in schools across the country.

On Saturday, August 27, 2011 restaurants and private residents will host a series of fundraising dinners to support the work of Edible Schoolyards. We are asking Chez Panisse alumni and friends of the restaurant everywhere to join in and show support in highlighting the principles of an Edible Education.

This fall, the Chez Panisse Foundation will broaden its focus to giving every school child an Edible Education by coalescing a nationwide network of programs that bring children into a new relationship with food. By taking this opportunity to join the Eating for Education campaign and connect to your local school gardens, you can change the way children in your community eat and how they learn about food.

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