Come enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner at our luxury Solar Tiny House, featured on national television.
Perched on a hillside with a spectacular view of our River Farm, we invite you to come celebrate this space and our vision for our farm, which includes:
Increasing our farm-based education programming for children, adults and families (see www.newfarminstitute.org for more information),
Launching our agritourism initiatives — from primitive camping to guided canoe expeditions to weekends in the Solar Tiny House, and
Building an Education and Retreat Center to teach sustainable organic farming techniques, cooking and more
This fundraising dinner will feature a farm tour of our flower and vegetable fields, a walk through the Food Forest, a screening of the TV episode that created Tiny House, a silent auction, and a chance to win a free, luxurious weekend at the farm.
Saturday, May 12
$100/person for farm-to-fork dinner (tax deductible)
Green Gate Farms’ River Farm, 156 Howard Lane, Bastrop. This 33-acre certified organic farm, just 25 minutes east of downtown Austin (and 8 miles west of Bastrop) along the Colorado River.
Food and Drinks
Farm-to-table dinner from Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (vegetarian option available)
Desserts from Hannah Bakery
Drinks from Copper Shot Distillery and JuiceLand
Live Music from Brooke and Dawn
Plans are underway for the Central Texas seventh annual Congenital Heart Walk, benefiting those affected by the number one birth defect in the world!
The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefiting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD).
The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight CHD! Since 2010, CHW has raised more than $10 million in total. To date, our Central Texas event has raised over $430,000 and attracts over five hundred walkers to each event. You can create a team, and/or join an existing team. You are welcome to sign up on our website.
We are offering a family friendly 1 mile walk route and 5K fun run! Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. (and is free), and the Walk kicks-off at 10:00 a.m. Activities and raffle before & after the walk! We hope you and your family will come out and help us fight congenital heart disease on May 5th at the Travis County Exposition Center. (Enter through Gate 1) There will be a $5 parking fee.
Lemonade Day is coming to Austin on Saturday, May 5th! Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day, though children operating their own Lemonade Day Businesses should be between school age and 18 years of age. Participants will have access to a host of resources, including mentors, investors, business partners and customers.
Fast Facts about Lemonade Day:
– The average profit per Lemonade Day stand in 2017 was $224 with many earning more.
– To-date, Lemonade Day has spread to over 67 cities in 23 states and three countries and encourages kids to learn about entrepreneurism through the experience.
-Once a participant earns enough to cover the cost of expenses, just like in real life, they are able to keep their profits.
– Lemonade Day encourages kids to spend some, save some and share some of their earnings—teaching additional lessons in money management and social responsibility.
If you would like to get involved with Lemonade Day, visit https://lemonadeday.org/austin and follow Lemonade Day Austin on social media at https://www.facebook.com/lemonadeday or @LemonadeDayATX.
Join The Austin Flea and our friends at Celis Brewery (10001 Metric Blvd.) on Saturday, April 7th from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. as we celebrate Spring all things Flea!
The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!
Support Local! Shop the Flea!
Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!
Handmade. Vintage. Local.
Bumble, the female-first social networking app with over 27 million global users, is fueling connections in an exciting new way at the 2018 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) conference on March 9 -10. Bumble will curate unique experiences at their Bumble Presents: Empowering Connections activation at Fair Market (1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702), which will also feature two days of speakers, musical performances and powerful keynotes.
Speakers will share insights on networking, entrepreneurship, healthy relationships, wellness, and more over the course of the activation. Speakers include: Activist and Author Aija Mayrock, Author of Boss Bride and Essence Senior Editor Charreah Jackson, Founder of Bleubird, Co-founder of Mother, and Creative Director/Co-Founder of Two Son James Kicinski-McCoy, Hate Copy, Bumble Sociologist and relationship expert Dr. Jess Carbino, filmmaker and producer Yoruba Richen, Nha Khanh Designer Khanh Nguyen and more.
Additionally, badge holders and Bumble users will experience a Bio Bar to optimize their Bumble profile and the chance to make the first move with 5-Minute First Dates. Bumble Bizz will host a real-time ‘Elevator Pitch’ – winners will receive a Dell XPS 13, perfect for running your small business in style.
The daytime event is open to all Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, Bumble Bizz users (ages 18+) and SXSW badge holders. The evening event is limited to SXSW badge holders only.
For the first time in blog history the event of the day is actually an event that I’m hosting! In true SXSW style, there will be plenty of good music and good fun, so come out tonight and party with 365!
The lineup will consist of a mix of both local Austin bands and bands from around the world!
The Hot Hello
The event is free. There’s no cover charge and no wrist band is needed.
Anyone is invited! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194482723917756
Time: 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Stompin’ Grounds Cocktail Lounge
3801 South Congress Ave. #116
Austin, Texas 78704
Lasty, great March Madness win by UT yesterday! I can’t wait for the Arizona face-off tomorrow. Hook ‘em Horns!