Birthday event to highlight importance of growing food locally and celebrates Earth Day

TAMPA, Fla. – (April 25, 2015)  The Sustainable Living Project (SLP) is a partnership garden between The Salvation Army and Tampa Bay Harvest (TBH), a nonprofit agency that works to end hunger in Tampa Bay Area.  Nearly 80 percent of the harvest supports the feeding program run by The Salvation Army in Tampa, or goes directly to families in the community who need fresh produce. The remaining produce goes to The Well and Meals On Wheels programs and volunteers. The garden is a way of giving back to the community, and has produced about 1,000 pounds of vegetables from 14 beds. The garden is open to the community and provides volunteer opportunities, educational classes, and a chance to sponsor a garden bed. The SLP allows the community to learn more about how they can affect change by recycling, becoming more sustainable in everyday life, and inspiring youth through experimental learning. To volunteer in our garden, contact Alan Lowery at (813) 226-0055 ext. 210. For more information on The Sustainable Living Project, go to sustainableproject1@gmail.com or tbhwill@gmail.com.

Who: The Salvation Army and Tampa Bay Harvest

What: The Salvation Army and Sustainable Living Project’s Earth Day Birthday Event

When: April 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:  The Sustainable Living Project, 918 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa Fla. 33604

Why: The Salvation Army and Tampa Bay Harvest is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of The Sustainable Living Project. The project founded by the Tampa Bay Harvest will observe Earth Day by teaching the importance of sustainability in the local community.  The free event will teach participants about growing food in their local community and how to start a sustainable lifestyle. The Sustainable Living Project uses state of the art technology and fully sustainable methods for organic gardening. The event will feature an organic gardening workshop, cooking class, yoga class and more. We will have food and fun for the whole family.

Media Contact:
Wonetha Hall
Salvation Army Tampa Command
813.224.9207

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