Please Attend: Lakewood Earth And Food (LEAF) Community Open House 2012
When: March 4, 2012, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Lakewood Public Library, Main Branch
Multi Purpose Room
The Details: Each year, the Lakewood Earth and Food Community assists neighbors to access fresh, local food and knowledge about sustainable living. The Open House is the first event of the year, to showcase the programming planned for the upcoming year. All are welcome!
LEAF Community coordinates with several farms and programs that provide fresh, locally produced products weekly at LEAF Nights. These Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs serve over six hundred families in Lakewood each year. The Open House will host several CSA programs that will be offered in Lakewood in 2012. Representatives from the various programs will be available to answer questions and talk about their farm or program, and sign up members.
LEAF CSA members will be promoting the “LEAF CSA Payment Plan” at the Open House. This is a payment plan offered to limited income individuals who are interested in participating in a CSA, but are deterred by the lump sum payment required. An application is required. LEAF will pay the upfront cost of joining the CSA, and then the member will pay LEAF back weekly. The member participating with the “payment plan” will receive all of the same benefits from the CSA program as other members.
LEAF Community coordinates community gardens at four of Lakewood’s public parks, and at The Westerly. Several representatives from the LEAF Community Garden leadership will be available to discuss the community gardening program and register gardeners. Information will also be available about the Learning Garden, which is located at Madison Library and maintained by LEAF Community volunteers.
At the LEAF Community table, representatives will be available to discuss the many initiatives and opportunities that will are planned for 2012, and provide an overview of what LEAF is all about. This includes the various volunteer, educational and fundraising opportunities available in numerous committees.
New this year at the Open House will be a seed swap! Bring sealed (such as taped envelopes) packages of seeds, and trade with fellow gardeners. Please include important information on the label, such as variety, year produced, etc. If you don’t have seeds to swap, but are interested in getting some seeds, unswapped seeds will be available for a small donation.