Last month’s Licking Co. Tasty Buns & Craft Beer Week (TBCB Week) had over 30 restaurants, food trucks, and local craft brewers joining together to create a county-wide mega foodie event. The event also helped raise awareness and support of a wonderful community garden program, Together We Grow Gardens. All TBCB Week restaurant and brewery participants made a donation as part of registration. Those funds were combined with ticket sales proceeds from the March 25 TBCB Week kickoff tap takeover and benefit concert at Thirty One West. In total $2,483.78 was raised for Together We Grow Gardens.
Pictured at the check presentation above on Tuesday morning are (l to r) Carly Nauer (Explore Licking County), Pam Roberts, Together We Grow Gardens founder, Greg Tracey (Moe’s Original Bar B Que), Marry Barry, Together We Grow Gardens program director, Rob Cathcart (LickingEats.com), Jennifer Pentecost, (Bryn Du Art Center), and Carol Thress (Explore Licking County). Not pictured is Together We Grow Gardens co-founder Mike Roberts who was busy taking pictures.
^ Roof Dogs perform at the TBCB Week Tap Takeover & Benefit Concert March 25 at Thirty One West in Newark.
Together We Grow Gardens is a non-profit dedicated to providing food, education, training, and work opportunities for the residents of Licking County through community and school gardening. The organization, and its volunteers, operate seven community gardens at Newark YES Club, Salvation Army, Jeff Gorley Community Garden, Everett Park Community Garden, Lincoln Land Lab, Heritage Middle School, and Carson Elementary School.
This year the organization launches three new greenhouse programs; Victory Gardens for Veterans, Power of Plants middle and high school education program, and Here We Grow Gardens for adults with disabilities.
PUBLIC INVITED TO NEW GREENHOUSE GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING
The public is invited to attend the opening ribbon cutting ceremony of Together We Grow Gardens’ new greenhouse at Newark’s Heritage Middle School Friday, April 28 at 10am.
Heritage Middle School
600 Arlington Avenue, Newark
(Please use New Haven Avenue entrance from Cedar Street)