UP is celebrating 3 years of transforming Austin’s food culture one neighborhood at a time. True to style, Austin’s forward thinkers will gather for an evening of food, music and revelry at the Sustain Center, www.sustaincenter.com, Austin’s outdoor showroom of integrated sustainable living systems.
Saturday, July 7th
Sustain Center, 443 Bastrop Hwy (Hwy 183), 78741
Visitors can enjoy workshops and activities, mingle with farm members and supporters, and learn how to bring UP’s specialized style of “doable” and sustainable food production to their own yards and communities.
The event will include live gardening demonstrations, live music from Sally Allen, free drinks, and a peek at Urban Patchwork’s strategic plan as it enters its fourth year.
Folks joining the festivities are encouraged to prepare as if for a picnic in the park. Bring blankets, beach umbrellas, hats, frisbees and lawn chairs, and be ready to enjoy music while watching a sunset over Austin’s historic Gateway Oaks with your whole family.
About Urban Patchwork
Urban Patchwork is an urban farming incubator bringing fresh food close to home by teaching neighbors to grow food together in their communities and set up networks to share and sell that food. In the past three years, UP’s unique, sustainable and “doable” food production and education model has grown from a single yard into a true movement in Austin’s food culture.
UP builds access to fresh, locally grown food for people of all income levels, ages and ranges of physical capabilities and has expanded its reach by working alongside like-minded organizations such as the Sustain Center, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Coalition of Austin Community Gardens, Austin EcoNetwork, Sustainable Food Center, Whole Kids Culinary, Austin Permaculture Guild, and Slow Food Austin, just to name a few.
About The Sustain Center
The Sustain Center’s purpose is to create a demonstration showroom and information center where the community can experience and learn about a variety of integrated sustainable living systems. The Center is also an event space for green businesses, city departments, and other educational organizations to host festivals and workshop programs. This event represents the kickoff of a long-anticipated partnership between the Center and Urban Patchwork, who are both working to encourage sustainable daily choices in Central Texas.