If you plan to be up early, will be hungry, and want to support a good cause this weekend, we have an event for you. The Growing Green Urban Youth Farm and the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) are sponsoring Flapjacks for the Farm 2010, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on March 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church on Delaware Avenue.
The tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, and will be available at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds from the breakfast will go to Growing Green and MAP. The website for the event offers tickets for any of three times: 9am for “early risers,” 10:30am for “those who sleep in,” and noon for “those recovering from the night before.”
While at the event, attendees will also be able to learn more about events taking place in the near future at the Growing Green Urban Youth Farm. The group will offer a chance for the public to name one of the farm’s chickens and learn about how the farm uses the science of aquaponics, the first such system used in the Buffalo area, to raise tilapia.
The Growing Green Program is geared toward making sure that urban youth in the Buffalo area have access to healthy, nutritious food and learn skills that can help them become successful leaders in the future. Among other things, the program has taught youth how to grow organic food, offered leadership and other workshops, and given information on proper nutrition and the importance of eating a balanced diet.
Growing Green is a project by MAP, and uses their facilities for its activities. MAP runs an urban farm on Massachusetts Avenue featuring a straw-bale greenhouse and a 1,000-gallon system designed to catch rain water, in addition to an aquaponics system. By attending Flapjacks for the Farm, Western New Yorkers can help this group that gives back to Buffalo by turning the environment and farming into a learning tool for the city’s young people.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit MAP’s website for Flapjacks for the Farm. To find out more about the Growing Green Program, call 716.882.5327, ext. 4.