Langston Hughes Academy’s Dreamkeeper Garden is the only FirstLine schoolyard garden that hosts animals. During “An Edible Evening,” goats in bow ties entertained and let patrons experience the joyful interaction that 700 Langston Hughes students have through Edible Schoolyard NOLA’s hands-on garden science education.
The event featured a bountiful raffle with prizes including a one-of-a-kind painting from Simon; a one-year membership to Dinner Lab; tickets to the Audubon Zoo and Louisiana Children’s Museum; a gift certificate to Windsor Court Tea; a “pretty is as pretty does” pampering package and a mountain getaway to Kingston, Tennessee
Music was sponsored in part by Positive Vibrations Foundations and included Seguenon Kone, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, Social Se, Tuba Skinny and DJ Brice Nice. Myriad local restaurants and beverage purveyors provided for the party. A highlight cocktail was “The DreamMaker,” created by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, made in part with oranges, grapes and rosemary harvested from Samuel J. Green’s school garden.
Event Co-Chairs were Alice Glenn and Shon Baker. “An Edible Evening” was also the inaugural event for the Dreamkeeper Garden’s new outdoor garden-culinary classroom, funded in large part by Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, where students gather daily for garden classes.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “An Edible Evening,” benefiting Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
When: Thursday, March 26
Where: Dreamkeeper Garden at Langston Hughes Academy