March, 2010On Friday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market will present a “Let’s Retake Our Plates” Film Festival with proceeds going to the Children’s VegetableGarden at theSan AntonioBotanical Garden. This is part of Whole Foods’ series to promote healthful food choices to the public.
The film King Corn will be shown to the community. It features two friends who plan, grow and follow a bumper crop of corn into the food system, only to discover some troubling questions about how Americans eat and farm. The film festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at theSan AntonioGardenCenter, located at 3310 N. New Braunfels. A$10 donation is suggested for admission; only cash will be accepted. Healthy snacks will be served.
Children’s Veggie and Fruit Costume Contest
On Saturday, April 3rd at 12 noon, the Whole Foods Market in the Quarry will host a fruit and vegetable themed costume contest for kids, ages 8-13. Three winners will be selected. Prizes will be awarded at the Film Festival and will include a plot in the Fall session of the Children’s VegetableGarden at the Botanical Garden.
Children’s Vegetable Garden
Through the Children’s VegetableGarden program, kids have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Each child is given a plot of land at the Botanical Garden to plant and tend vegetables throughout the season. Supported and led by Texas AgriLife Extension and Bexar County Master Gardeners, the children learn the correct way to plant and harvest all kinds of vegetables. The Fall session will meet August 21 - December 11. To reserve a plot, call 207-3270 before the session starts.
For more information on the “Let’s Retake Our Plates” Film Festival and Costume Contest, visit www.wholefoods.com or call 210.826.4676.
Every bite has a story. Whether it’s a plate of pasta, a T-bone steak or a banana,
your conscious food choices can make a world of difference.
Let’s support sustainable food choices. Let’s Retake Our Plates.