Saturday, July 2, 2011

Raise a glass for Washington Youth Garden

Need a good excuse to stop for a drink on the way home from work? Well, emPower magazine wants to  give you one.

Every month, emPower hosts a Happy Hour to support a different non-profit in the Washington DC Metro area. For July, emPower magazine, in partnership with Washington Gardener Magazine is hosting an emPower HAPPY HOUR at Tabaq Bistro*.

The July Non-Profit emPower HAPPY HOUR Recipient:

Washington Youth Garden

WYG's Mission: Using the garden cycle as a tool, the mission of the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum (WYG) is to inspire children and families to engage in self-discovery, explore relationships with food and the natural world, and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities. The primary goals of our programs are to: a) educate youth and families about the relationship between food, its origins, nutrition, and health; b) connect children (and adults) to the natural world as a place of wonder, exploration and resource for their personal growth; c) develop interpersonal skills, awareness of civic responsibility, and land stewardship; and d) expand interest and public awareness of urban gardening and gardening with children.

Attendees can give in two ways:
• By drinking (10 percent of the beverage proceeds will go to the non-profit)
• By bringing non-monetary donations (depending on the needs of the organization)

Non-monetary Donations:

Cookbooks (gently used)
Garden Gloves
Spices (sealed)
Olive Oil (sealed)
Honey (sealed)
Vinegar (sealed)

Date: THURSDAY July 7, 2011, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

*TABAQ is located at 1336 U St NW, Washington, DC  — a few blocks from the U St-Cardoza metro stop.

Admission is Free

Please RSVP at either:

Facebook: July emPower Happy Hour


Eventbrite: July emPower Happy Hour

Information provide by Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher
Washington Gardener Magazine

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