On Saturday, September 16 there will be a “Taste of the Garden” fundraiser to help expand the Burney Elementary School Garden. The fundraiser will be held from 5- 9 p.m at 20268 Grogan Street in Burney.
The event will include microbrew and wine pairing accompanied by appetizers and a dinner created with produce from the Burney Elementary School Garden. Tickets are $25 dollars per person or $40 per couple. A cigar and bourbon pairing that will include a cigar with a paired bourbon will also be available for $10 per person. In addition their will be a silent auction.
The elementary school had a greenhouse behind the school, but it had fallen out of use. More than three years ago Jennifer Gideon began cleaning it up and collecting donations to start a garden where the children could learn to grow produce.
Three years ago, Kim Golczynski, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator for the Burney Elementary PTA took over the responsibility for the project. All of the children at the school have participated, some in classroom projects and some working in the greenhouse and the agricultural plot.
The fundraiser will help expand the garden so that it can produce more food.
Ms. Golczynski said, “Our longtime goal is that the children will be able to use food that they grow for their lunches.”
Tickets can be purchased from Kim Golczynski, 907-821-0574, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are limited so call soon.