Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Visit a Local “Edible Estate”

ee-la-mark-web.jpgJoin the Social Action Committee of Slow Food L.A. as we tour an Edible Estate with Fritz Haeg and learn about his effort to transform the American lawn as we know it:
When:  Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 9:30am, 10:30am, or 11:30am (sign up for ONE time slot only)
Where: The Foti Family residence in Lakewood, California. (Because this is a private home, the street address and additional information will be available with your registration confirmation.)
Cost: The event is free, but attendance is limited to active Slow Food members/families only. Maximum of 4 people per reservation. All ages welcome! 

++ Three separate tour times are available:  9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am. Please sign up for a specific tour time slot so as not to create crowds, lines, backups, etc. since it will be a Sunday morning in a single family neighborhood.
++ Each tour group will consist of 15 people, maximum.
++ Each tour will be 45 minutes long.
++ Ample street parking.
++ Photography is allowed.
++ Please bring your own water; no refreshments will be provided
++ No restroom facilities

To reserve your place:
Tours will fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, contact Jody Donnelly at nettaxi [at] earthlink [dot] net. Include the number of people in your party and specify the time slot you prefer.
We encourage you to wear sturdy shoes and to bring hat/sunglasses/water. Bring your gardening gloves to help out with the weeding!

To learn more about Fritz Haeg, Edible Estates, and the Foti Family’s project, visit the Edible Estates site, the Edible Estates event schedule, or read the Foti Farm blog.

You may also be interested in the New York Times article about Fritz Haeg and the Foti project, saved here (click on the link to view a .pdf of the article), or the recent article in the Los Angeles Alternative newspaper.