olive & june, the neighborhood Southern Italian eatery by chef and restaurateur Shawn Cirkiel, will be hosting olive & junefirst, a one-time brunch benefiting Sustainable Food Center on Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests will nosh on seasonally inspired passed appetizers before being seated for a family-style brunch similar in format to the restaurant’s wildly popular Sunday Dinners, a recurring olive & june feature. A founding chef of Sustainable Food Center’s Market Downtown, Cirkiel is hosting olive & junefirst to benefit the center’s Sustainable Growth campaign raising funds for a new, permanent center.
olive & june’s concept intertwines the Italian premise of eating what grows well around you with inspired culinary vision utilizing fresh components, like pasta freshly made in-house daily, and quality ingredients sourced close to home. Accordingly, olive & junefirst is an apropos extension of Cirkiel’s commitment to locally sourced, sustainable food and partnership with Sustainable Food Center. Tickets are $25 per person (suggested donation of $10 for kids) and proceeds will enable SFC to expand educational programs, construct a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, cultivate a 2.3 acre community garden and continue to break down barriers to fresh, nutritious and affordable food by supporting local family farms in Austin.
olive & junefirst tickets are available at http://oliveandjunefirst.eventbrite.com/.
olive & june is located at 3411 Glenview Ave. in Central Austin. Serving Southern Italian-style cuisine handmade by renowned Chef Shawn Cirkiel, olive & june is open seven days a week for dinner service. For more information about the daily happy hour and the new Sunday night family-style dinners, or to make a reservation, please call (512) 467-9898, or visit http://www.oliveandjune-Austin.com.
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A community garden is a place for food, friends, flowers and community. Find out how to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental vitality of your neighborhood by starting a community garden.
In this workshop, we will cover: community organizing, how to secure land, garden organization structures, and fundraising & community outreach. We will also speak with leaders of the in-process Gus Garcia Recreation Center Community Garden led by one of the community garden coordinators. There is a high interest in community gardening in Austin, and very limited spaces available at the current community gardens. Come learn about how we can work together to start more gardens
**Interpretation and childcare provided upon request, please contact Grow Local.**
Registration is required for this free class. Register here.
Questions? Contact Sari at 236-0074 x110 or sari (at) sustainablefoodcenter (dot) org
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Gus Garcia Recreational Center
1201 E. Rundberg Ln.
Austin, TX 78753