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October Vegetarian Meetup Event: Food Cart Sunday @ Franklin Park Conservatory

From: Dan
Sent on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:23 PM

Join us on Sunday, October 9th at 12:30pm in Franklin Park Conservatory’s Community Garden Campus for Food Cart Sunday! For this event, we'll be enjoying some of the best of Columbus’ burgeoning food cart scene, including Veggielicious and Earth's Crust Pizza! It will also be a great opportunity to enjoy one last outdoor event of the season, get together with friends, and be treated to a free guided tour of the Community Garden Campus at the Franklin Park Conservatory! This event is part of the Franklin Park Conservatory’s “Hungry Planet” program! Here’s the plan:


DATE: Sunday, October 9th


TIME: We’ll meet between 12:30 and 12:45. Food carts will open at 1pm.


LOCATION: We'll meet in the Charleen Hinson Lawn Terrace at Franklin Park Conservatory’s Community Garden Campus (located in the park, just south of the Conservatory). Detailed directions and a map of exact location can be found at the bottom of this announcement.


BRING: Yourself, family & friends!


LUNCH: The food trucks will start serving at 1pm. Purchase what you like from the cart of your choice and enjoy it with the group!


The following food trucks will be on hand and serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan entrees:

Veggielicious:Wraps, quesadillas, and bowls using lots of fresh vegetables, black beans, and vegetarian sausage. Menu & description:

Earth’s Crust and the Krazy Monkey Juice Bar: Pizza with cheese or vegan soy cheese, juices, and desserts using fresh, local and organic ingredients! Learn more about them here:


Other food carts will also be on hand.


TOUR: The Franklin Park Conservatory will be providing a FREE tour of the expansive garden area at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus. The berry house, apiary, international culinary, herb and medicinal gardens, and a live-fire cooking theater/education pavilion, which will be a hub of activity for classes and programs throughout the exhibition. The guided tour will start at 3pm. You can check out a map of the beautiful Community Garden Campus here:


Be sure to check out some of the additional information and links at the bottom of this announcement! This should be a fun event and a great way to try out some delicious food cart cuisine! Hope to see you there!  Here's the link:




DIRECTIONS:The Community Garden Campus is located on the Franklin Park grounds, just south of the Conservatory. As you enter the main Conservatory parking area, stay to the left. There is a road that will take you out of the main parking lot, past the pavilion and to the parking area of the Campus Garden. The Campus Garden area will be on your right, just before you exit the Franklin Park grounds. From here, you'll walk in the main entrance, past the "INFO" sign. We'll meet (and later eat) under the lights at the Charleen Hinson Lawn Terrace (#20 on the attached map). It's located just to the right of the building after you enter the garden. We'll gather between 12:30 and 12:45. Food trucks will arrive at 1pm in the "Caretaker's Loop" (#30 on the attached map). If you have any trouble finding us, just give me a call. Here's the map:


HUNGRY PLANET: LOCAL FOOD, GLOBAL VIEW: Food Cart Sunday part of Franklin Park Conservatory's "Hungry Planet" program. This new exhibition examines local and global food cultures through artistic expression, horticultural displays, hands-on activities and a full menu of programs for all ages. Hungry Planet: Local Food, Global View invites you to examine what you eat and the way we grow, prepare and share our food, provides artists’ perspectives on the American diet, and celebrates the harvest.


COMMUNITY GARDEN CAMPUS: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus provides a living classroom and community resource for anyone interested in gardening and edible landscapes, and serves as home base for the outreach program Growing to Green. In its first full growing season, edible gardens maintained by Conservatory staff and volunteers produces nearly one ton of produce used in the Conservatory’s Garden Café and new food education programs, and donated to local food banks. Food crops, herbs and perennial gardens were well tended by the staff in 2010, and an even busier, more prolific growing season is anticipated for the Campus in 2011. Forty community plots were rented in 2010, and individuals, families and special needs groups grew food for themselves and donated a portion of their produce to food pantries.

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