Minneapolis Eat for Equity benefits Marda Permaculture Farmposted: Saturday, March 20th, 2010
This month, come to the West Bank.
Eat good food, drink good drinks, enjoy good people. And do some small good for a larger community in need at this month’s benefit shindig. Last month, we raised just over $1,000 for Just Health Network-supported public health projects in Zambia and Tanzania, a supplemental nutrition program and a single mother’s education and support group.
Your supper money will benefit Marda Permaculture Farm in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories.
Marda is a working farm and a demonstration site for permaculture principles, and is located in a small village just below the Israeli settlement of Ariel. Permaculture is an ecological philosophy that draws heavily from science and local wisdom to increase efficiency by maximizing production and reducing energy consumption. Permaculture farms are closed-loop systems, for example, they make their own compost instead of relying on outside inputs like fertilizer. Permaculture projects recognize the quality and importance of heritage foods and plants, and as is the case with Marda, often share permaculture practices through outreach with local farmers and international students.
The Marda Farm was founded by Murad Alkhufash, whose family has farmed the region for over ten generations. The farm gives Marda residents and neighbors security by enabling them to feed themselves in a volatile environment. The Farm operates under the Global Village Institute, a U.S. based nonprofit. The Marda Permaculture has received support from a diverse number of organizations and individuals from across the globe, including Israeli groups and individuals. Marda Farm plans to use Eat for Equity funds for a chicken coop and other animals.
You’ll feast on…
Mixed Pickled Vegetables
Traditional Hummus with Warm Pita Bread from Holyland Bakery
Mixed Lettuce, Shredded Vegetables & Fresh Mint ~ Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Chickpea Falafel Balls with Tahini and Yogurt Sauces
Musakhan, a Traditional Chicken Dish with Sumac and Onions
Sfoof, a Lebanese cake with honey, fennel and turmeric
Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails
And more surprises…
EAT FOR EQUITY
Hosted by the Omega House
Saturday, March 27
RSVP to [email protected] for address and directions
Dinner starts at 7, and we suggest a $10-15 donation. You’re welcome to bring friends, and if you’ve got any questions, give a call. Hope to see y’all there!