Fourth annual Dinner in the Garden set for Aug. 25

By: 
CHARLIE DENISON
Reporter

 

 For the fourth straight year, there will be a dinner in the garden across from the post office.

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Central Montana Resource Council Green Share Project, also known as “the garden.”

“There is limited seating,” said CMRC Green Share Project representative Harry Felton, “so get your tickets soon and come enjoy local food.”

This year’s menu includes veggie kabobs, fresh-grilled corn, pulled beef and more.

“Dinner in the garden” is also a celebration of another good gardening season.

“It’s also a celebration of our many volunteers,” Felton said. “We couldn’t do this without them.”

Felton said master gardener Katherine Baldwin has been particularly instrumental in making the garden what it is today. So many volunteers have stayed involved through the years, Felton said, helping the Green Share Project donate its locally-grown produce to agencies in Lewistown, such as the Community Cupboard Food Bank, Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels and the Boys and Girls Club. It is Green Share’s vision, Felton said, to see locally grown food become “an integral part of the commercial, educational and institutional systems that feed the residents of Lewistown.”

Every year, Green Share Project volunteers try to diversify, adding new crops to the mix, such as new types of lettuce and bell peppers this year.

There are 40 seats available for the dinner, and Felton said he expects them to go fast, so people who are interested should get their tickets right away. They are available at the Clint Loomis Fine Art Studio at 221 West Main Street or at the Lewistown Art Center.

Dinner will take place Friday, Aug. 25. The gate opens at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

 

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