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Flapjacks for the Farm – March 7, 2009

In Edible Events, Feeding the Community, Urban Ag on February 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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If you believe in urban agriculture, enjoy pancakes or just have cabin fever and need to get out of the house – this is an event you don’t want to miss!  The industrious youth who work for and participate in Massachusetts Avenue Project’s Growing Green program are putting on a pancake breakfast to help raise money for their beloved urban farm.  Join them on March 7 for an all-you-can-eat  pancake extravaganza!  There will be two sittings, one at 9am and another at 11am at the Trinity Church on Delaware Avenue near West Tupper.  You can purchase tickets through their website.

Now more than ever, urban agriculture plays a vital part in the growth, revitalization and stability of low-income urban neighborhoods.  Buffalo is no exception.  The Massachusetts Avenue Project has been a leader in this movement with its Growing Green program that runs the successful urban farm at 382 Massachusetts Avenue in Buffalo.  Over the last several years, the Growing Green farm has successfully grown a variety of vegetable crops on its 3 vacant lot size farm which serves the neighborhood it surrounds and trains local youth in agriculture, providing them with lifelong skills.

So if you have a passion for food, agriculture, helping youth or just love pancakes, please come support Flapjacks for the Farm!

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