Posts filed under ‘Big Announcement’

You’re Invited to My Open House – Plus More Media

The countdown is on – only 2 more days to go before the end of my $30 for 30 days experiment! The staff at Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens has been hard at work in the background coordinating a celebratory open house for Friday and you’re all invited.

 Where: The Blandford Farm Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

When: Friday 4:00-6:00pm

Will There Be Food: Oh, my, yes! Thanks to my friend and co-worker Ashima Saigal’s help, we will have some tasty goodies from Marie Catrib’s. If you’ve ever had Marie’s food you know it’s worth an appearance :O

So, if you’ve wanted to meet the crazy person behind this project and the awesome staff supporting her, learn more about all the great programs at the farm, nature center and in the schools, make a donation in person, sign up to become more involved, or just spend a nice afternoon walking the nature trails and seeing the progress at the farm, come on out! It’s going to be lots of fun…

AND I GET TO EAT CAKE COOKIES!!!!

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I also have a couple more media appearances coming up. On Friday you can hear interviews with me and Sarah Erlewine of Blandford & Mixed Greens on WGVU 88.1 at 9:06 am (precisely!). You can listen live at their website.

Also on Friday, Sarah and I will be on Catalyst Radio on WYCE 88.5 at noon. They also have a listen live option.

There are a couple more possibilities. I’ll keep you posted as they happen.

May 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Jack Johnson is Going to Match Your Donation!!

logo[1]blue I’m very excited to announce that Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens has established a partnership with Jack Johnson (the former pro surfer turned musician, and man behind the Curious George movie soundtrack) and his new All At Once  organization. This is great exposure for their programs, especially because they will have a place in the Village Green at Jack’s concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI.

What’s even better for Rice, Beans & Mixed Greens is that All At Once is going to match every donation made online or at the concert dollar for dollar up to $2,500. This means that any donation you can make online will be doubled! This project alone could result in $5,000 of funds going to:

  • Teach kids about gardening and nutrition
  • Provide access to the natural environment
  • Continue a strong farming tradition in a city of 500,000 people
  • And lots more stuff I haven’t even learned about yet!

This matching funds opportunity actually extends through September 14, but it would be so cool if we could get to the $2,500 mark by the end of this week! I hope all of you who are able will contribute to these efforts.

Hungry for a Good Cause,
Maria

May 5, 2008 at 7:02 pm 1 comment


Donate

Would you like to support Blandford Nature Center & Mixed Greens? You can make an online donation through Network for Good or PayPal If you'd like to donate a more traditional way, check out the Donate page at MixedGreens.Org.

I would appreciate it if you mention Rice, Beans & Mixed Greens in your donation.