This morning Urban Farmer Arthur Culbert sent the following note and accompanying photos which I am delighted to bring to your attention.
Good morning Nicki. I hope you are well. I wanted to share with you that I was Inspired by Mary Engelbreit's work (see previous post) and I wondered what I could do. Nancy and I decided to miss a week (first in four years) of deliveries to our two food pantries here in the CWE (Trinity and Second Presbyterian Churches) and instead take this beautiful bounty, above, of more than 100 pounds of fresh greens and other vegetables to the residents of Ferguson.
We connected with Herc, co-owner of Red's Barbecue, in red apron above. Herc was delighted to help with the distribution throughout the day making sure it reached the hands of residents in Ferguson. As Herc said, "It doesn't get any better and that barbecue and fresh greens will put a smile on the faces of many."
Pictured from left are Arthur Culbert, Herc, Arthur & Nancy Culbert's daughter Katie Patton, Nancy, and Shaun, co-owner of Red's Barbecue.
I believe that we can all make a difference. Arthur
Stop by and see the bountiful CWE Farm located on Waterman a couple of blocks west of Kingshighway. Arthur has done an incredible job of providing fresh produce for the neighborhood food pantries, as mentioned above. His program has become part of the curriculum at the neighborhood's New City School too. Read more about it here and here.
Landscape designer Steve Schultz has created a very dense and lush sidewalk garden for the Residences at Forest Park Hotel, located at 4910 West Pine. The plantings pictured above and in the photos below wrap the corner of the building at Euclid.
Author events sponsored by Left Bank Books 7:30 p.m. Mon. River Styx: Amit Majmudar & Murray Farish @ Tavern of Fine Arts; 4 p.m. Tues. Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna: "The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School," @ LBB, 7 p.m. Thurs. Ben Ross: "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl & the Rebirth of American Urbanism," @ UIC Architecture, 1607 Tower Grove, click on link for other readings around town.
Zumba Classes with Noelle Lopez at Mahler Ballroom 5:30 to 6:30 Mons., 9 to 10 Tues., a really fun workout, no dance experience necessary, $10 per class, or $8 per if you purchase a 5 or 10 class card, 4915 Washington (just west of Euclid), parking available. Click on link for more info.
Henhouse Prowlers at World Chess Hall of Fame Weds. 9/24 7 to 8 p.m., Chicago-based musical group, inspired by roots of bluegrass, have thrilled audiences across the US and Europe, $10, includes valet parking, seating limited, (314) 367-9243, tickets also available at door, 4652 Maryland.