This month's theme is Watermelon and Okra!
Our events celebrating local food and community this summer are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on August 13th!
BEE A POLLINATOR!
a community event
Raleigh Food Corridor + Apiopolis
Church on Morgan . 136 E Morgan St
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bee a Pollinator! Join Raleigh Food Corridor for a community conversation and afternoon with local beekeepers, pollinator experts, and pollinator garden enthusiasts. Alice Hinman with Apiopolis and Helen Yoast with Bee Better will be speaking on their current beekeeping and pollinator gardens. Bring the whole family out to observe bees in a hive, get your hands dirty on gardening topics and talk to local experts on how you can help build pollinator habitats.
Scroll down for details on Restaurant Specials, Workshops , Community Events, Garden Volunteering and more!
b.good . Watermelon & Feta Salad
555 Fayetteville St
Arugula, baby spinach, local watermelon from Fresh-Pik Produce, Kenly, NC, feta, cannellini beans, snap peas, corn, sun-dried tomato, toasted corn, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.
+ EVENTS ALL DAY
YOGA ON THE FARM
pay as you can yoga
Raleigh City Farm and Katie Breen
800 N Blount St
8:00am - 9:00am
Pay what you can Yoga at Raleigh City Farm with Katie Breen is the perfect way to start your Saturday with a little mindfulness and exercise. All levels are welcome, suggested donation $10 with partial proceeds to Raleigh City Farm
ORGANIC HERBS FOR GROWING HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY a gardening workshop
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
9:00am - 10:00am
Gardeners have been using herbs for cleansing and healing properties for ages. In this class we’ll discuss growing the plants and preparing the herbs for use in a variety of ways to enhance your overall well-being and much more! RSVP details.
SUN SPROUTS KID'S GARDEN PLAY
pen play and learn time in the garden
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St
9:00am - 5:00pm
Join us in the Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden to explore the plants and wildlife who call the Garden their home, buzz along the Pollinator Promenade, and daydream in the Fairy Fort. Help our gardener tend the many vegetables, fruits and flowers that grow here—and taste them too. The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden is open for play every day.
The Sun Sprouts Kids’ Garden encourages kids to live healthy and active lives through exploratory outdoor play, and experiencing fresh and local fruits and vegetables through all their senses. Joining the gardener in tending the space, kids learn through hands-on participation in a community setting. Sun Sprouts is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and neighbored by a new Pollinator Garden sponsored by Burt’s Bees in the Marbles courtyard, where children can witness the power of pollinators and learn how to support them.
SUMMER WATERMELON SMOOTHIES
a workshop and hive opening
Geoff Seelen of Piedmont Biofarm, Apiopolis, and Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Camden Street Learning Garden
315 Camden St
10:00am - 12:00pm
Join us at the Camden Street Learning Garden for some delcious summer snacks! Work alongside our guest chefs to make your own watermelon smoothies and farm fresh fried okra with a variety of dipping sauces! Our resident bee keeper, Alice, will also be on site to provide tours of our two bee hives. You'll get to meet our bees and watch them making honey! You might even get to taste some!
THE SATURDAY MARKET AT REBUS
a weekly neighborhood market
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm
Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.
HEALTHY PASTA AND VEGETABLES
a cooking demo
Passage Home Alpha Garden
The Safety Club, 513 Branch St
11:00am - 1:00pm
Ann Marshall will be cooking and demonstrating healthy ways to make pasta salad using fresh produce from the Passage Home Alpha Garden. Come out to learn how you can eat this backyard pasta staple with a healthy twist. Samples will be given out. Volunteers can help pack servings for neighbors to be given out as well.
RALEIGH RAW SATURDAY RECOVERY PARTY
a community event
Raleigh Raw . 7 W Hargett St
11:00am - 4:00pm
Every Saturday Raleigh Raw hosts a Recovery party with a local DJ playing funk, jazz, & soul paired with bottomless Mimosas of Champagne and Tribucha Kombucha. This is a great event for everyone to come and relax, converse, and get healthy midweekend. Raleigh Raw empowers our community to eat to THRIVE. #FueltheHustle
BUBBLY AND SANGRIA
a cocktail workshop
Crude Bitters and Sodas
517-A West Cabarrus St
4:00pm - 5:00pm
We'll be tasting a mix of bubbly, sugar and bitters as well as easy and delicious sangrias made with local NC spirits! Each cocktail will have bitters pairings to experiment with. RSVP here.
A MORNING OF VOLUNTEER GARDENING
Each Second Saturday, we come together as volunteers to help grow gardens along the Raleigh Food Corridor. This month we will be installing flowers that attract pollinators at two downtown restaurants: Provenance and Centro.
Next month, our garden volunteering will be back in full force with our partnership with Activate Goods Weekend of Service. More details coming soon!