This month, Wasatch Community Gardens celebrates its 30th anniversary with a community-embracing bash in Salt Lake City. The grand celebration happens on Thursday, October 24th from 6-9pm at The Union Event Center (at 235 North 500 West).
This event will acknowledge the organizations’ achievements, while also providing a platform for a major announcement about its future, and specifically its goal to build a new Wasatch Community Gardens’ Campus.
“Wasatch Community Gardens has a fascinating and colorful history that includes community members working to change the world for the better and connect with people over the shared value of healthy and delicious food,” explains Executive Director Ashley Patterson. “We are proud of what we have achieved, and are excited to share our future path with our supporters.”
Wasatch Community Gardens has spent the last 30 years serving thousands of residents along the Wasatch Front. The grass-roots organization focuses on teaching kids and adults to grow, prepare, and eat fresh, organic fruits and vegetables through numerous programs.
WCG began as a project of Crossroads Urban Center. Today, the organization continues to serve neighbors in need with access to fresh and healthy food, while also providing opportunities for all people in the community to connect with their food and each other.The 30th Anniversary Celebration will feature harvest games, live music, light appetizers, and a presentation at 7:00pm featuring highlights from the organization’s storied past and the exciting announcement about the new capital campaign to create the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Campus.
Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Celebration are available now for $10 at wasatchgardens.org. (Children 12 and under are free but need to register.)
About Wasatch Community Gardens
The mission of Wasatch Community Gardens is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. Wasatch Community Gardens currently manages 30 urban gardens and farms in Salt Lake County, adding up to more than six acres of beautiful and productive green space the rapidly urbanizing county. WCG serves 3,500 kids per year through the Youth and School Garden Program, as well as with 450 households (including 50 refugee families through our partnership with the International Rescue Committee) through the Community Garden Program. Over 500 community members take gardening workshops every year, and the organization is now serving nearly 30 women who are experiencing homelessness and/or living in poverty through the Green Team Farm and Seeds of Success Programs.