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Event Details:
Charleston Eco Fashion Event
April 22, 2011 – Earth Day
7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Michael Mitchell Gallery
Tickets – $20
Tickets can be purchased at http://charlestonecofashion.eventbrite.com/

Charleston Eco Fashion Event will showcase independent fashion designers that are making strides to support and embrace responsible philosophies.  The event seeks to promote environmentally conscious trends in fashion and to applaud and support designers who are shaping these trends. 


Featured designers include: Caroline Baker, Rachel Gordon and Natahsa Madan.

 

 

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Outreach Events

We need your help!

Please let us know if you are willing to join us at these events to educate the public on our mission, help us pass out information, and engage the community.

March

13th: Children’s Fair

Gaillard Auditorium

10am-4pm

Come join us as we teach children the joys of gardening through seed planting, seedling give aways, and a sensory garden!

26th: Carolina Yard Gardening School

The Charleston Exchange Park

We are seeking volunteers interested in working a shift at this full day event focused on learning more about gardening. Volunteers will have access to the exhibit hall, gift shop (Books, Rain barrels, and plants), and free compost!

April

16th: Kiawah Island Greenival

Night Heron Park

10am-2pm

Help celebrate Earthday by sharing the mission of Fields to Families with residents and visitors of Kiawah.

16th: Charleston County Earthday

Park Circle

11am-3pm

If you are interested in doing a hands-on activity this Earthday weekend, come out to North Charleston and help us as we plant seeds and share seedlings with youth and adults.

22nd: Tout Models and Talent & Circa PR Eco-Fashion Show

Charleston Eco Fashion Event
April 22, 2011 – Earth Day
7:00 – 9:00 p.m
Michael Mitchell Gallery
Tickets – $20

As the signature charity of this show, we will need enthusiastic volunteers to share our mission to people attending this event.

Gleaning and Gardening

Harvesting hope.

**Interested in being a gleaning leader? Please let us know!

March:

Gleaning:

8th: Joseph Fields Farm

3129 River Road
John’s Island, SC 29455

1pm-4pm

Harvesting collards. Please bring a knife/snips, boxes, and water. If you are willing to deliver produce, please let us know.

11th or 12th: Rosebank Farm TBD. This gleaning is pending crop availability

Harvesting collards, cabbage, etc. Please bring a knife/snips, boxes, and water. If you are willing to deliver produce, please let us know.

Gardening:

19th: Bogarden Workday

Corner of Bogard and Rutledge

10am-2pm

Help this partner garden with spring clean up and planting.

Committees

Join us!

The following are committees in need of volunteers:

Health and Nutrition

Events

Grants

Fundraising

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees on a regular basis, please let us know.

I look forward to hearing from you all,

Nikki Seibert

Director of Operations

info@fieldstofamilies.org

Cell:843-261-3575

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With the weather warming up, Fields to Families is gearing up for Spring. Two weekends ago we were lucky enough to have a group of Junior League volunteers come out to our Moncks Corner Whole Foods Garden to get the beds ready for the season. Board members Phyllis Ford and Jonathan Croft lead the group in the maintenance of the 28 lasagna style beds.


Among the Junior League volunteers that came to the garden was Dr. Jennifer Smith of the Draisin Vision Group. Her office selects two charities every year that they support with funds from client visits and this year, she has selected Fields to Families as one of the recipients!

Please consider visiting the Draisin Vision Group for any of your eye care needs. They are located at 1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd. Suite 115 Charleston, SC 29407. Visit http://www.draisinvision.com/ for more information on their services or call Toll Free: (843) 556-20/20.

Thanks so much to the Junior League and Dr. Jennifer Smith!

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year from Fields to Families!

2010 was a great year for our organization and we hope it was a great year for you as well. Looking back on the year we accomplished so much with help from YOU!
With all of your hard work…

  • We continued to collect tens of thousands of pounds of fresh local produce from farms, gardens, and farmers markets.
  • We gained hundreds of new volunteers.
  • We connected with over ten new local food agencies.
  • We watched our Moncks Corner Garden blossom.
  • We hired Nikki Seibert as the new Executive Director.
  • We won the South Carolina Angel Award.

With your support, we could even make City Paper’s Best Local Cause!! Please visit their website http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/and cast your vote :-). (Also consider voting for our generous sponsors including Whole Foods, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Clawson and Staubes, LLC Attorneys at Law, Dine with Sal, and Blackbaud.)

Looking towards 2011 we hope to continue the successes of 2010 and grow even further. Here is a little sneak peek of what is to come…

  • Updated volunteer database!
  • Charleston CANs program in partnership with Lowcountry Local First, Joanna Foundation, and Lowcountry Food Bank. The program will educate our food agency partners, their clients, the public and youth on proper food handling, storage, preparation, and preservation of fresh produce.
  • Potential new farm property.
  • And more!!

Again, THANKS to all of our volunteers, local farmers, partner agencies, and donors for all of the support needed to make this year a success!

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Our Moncks Corner Garden has been a great success thanks to the Shurlknight Family, the Local 4-H, Whole Foods, Junior League and a group of Home Schoolers.

Most recently, we were lucky enough to have a the local 4-H group paint our Food Shed for us, see above. Check out the article in the local paper!

http://www.berkeleyind.com/news/Local-4H-Club-lends-a-helping-hand

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Good Search

Would you take a minute to help Fields to Families win $1,000?

GoodSearch.com is sponsoring a contest that will give an extra $1,000 to each of the five organizations that have the most toolbar downloads (and $100 to each of the first 100 charities to reach 100 downloads!) With the GoodSearch toolbar, every time you search online or shop at more than 1,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!), a donation will be made to Fields to Families — all you have to do is add our toolbar to your computer.

Please help us be one of the lucky charities that will receive these much needed funds!

Here’s how:

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1. Click http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/fields-to-families

2. Download the Fields to Families toolbar

3. “Share With Friends” on our toolbar download page so that others can get involved!

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The contest ends on Oct. 31 so please add the toolbar NOW and spread the word to as many people as you can! For more information, click http://www.goodsearch.com/goodsearchgiveaway/.

Thank you for your support!

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Saturday, July 31 at 8:30 am, Boone Hall Plantation has invited us to glean tomatoes. Meet Eric in the U-Pick Fields off Hwy 17.

Please pick-up some boxes from the grocery store to pack them into. If you plan on attending and are available for deliveries, please let me know. We need to track total pounds gleaned and how much goes to each agency.

Email christina@fieldstofamilies.org, for more information.

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