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Engage Green: Fall Flavors - Cooking with the Season!
Music City Tiny House
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 6:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures and Urban Green Lab each month as we invite you to get your hands dirty and your brains stimulated through workshops on a range of sustainability-related topics. This month, we'll be partnering with Green Fork Academy and Second Harvest Food Bank to teach you how to cook with the season this fall!
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In our next installment of our Engage Green series, we're going to teach you how to cook with the season this fall! This month, join us and Urban Green Lab as we partner with Green Fork Academy and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to provide you with a hands-on cooking demonstration, tasting, and fall recipes for you to try on your own! This workshop is part of Team Green's Engage Green Sustainability Workshop Series, which will cover a new sustainability topic each month. Be on the lookout as more workshops continue to be posted on our calendar in the coming weeks and months!

This workshop is now full. Thank you so much for your interest, and if you weren't able to RSVP for this one, hopefully you can come to another installment of our Engage Green series in the coming months!

When: Wednesday, October 1st at 6:00pm
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee 
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Cost: FREE and open to the public! Please RSVP below.

Trip Leader: Matt Genova

Difficulty: This workshop series is designed to introduce participants into a range of sustainability topics, and is geared towards beginners.
Registration Deadline: There is no deadline to register, but please RSVP by filling out this form (workshop now full).
Group Size: Event capacity is approximately 25 participants.

Parking: There is free parking available in the Second Harvest parking lot.


Children Policy: This is open to all ages. Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This event is indoors. No weather, no worries!
Cancellation Policy: No registration, no cancellations. Just RSVP here and show up! 


This workshop will feature a discussion on the importance of eating seasonally and how you can accomplish that right here in Middle Tennessee! Representatives from Green Fork Academy will be on hand to teach you some delicious recipes that you can make at home with great seasonal produce provided by local growers Delvin Farms. Chef Kindy Girdley of Chic Pea Catering will walk us through the preparation of a simple seasonal meal that will include mini frittatas, kale salad and sweet potato and pear bisque. Come ready to get your hands dirty and help prepare this fantastic meal, and bring an appetite to sample everything when we're done!


Engage Green is an initiative of Lightning 100’s Team Green Adventures designed to educate the Nashville community about simple ways to make their lives greener. Engage Green hosts a knowledgeable speaker every month to cover information on how-to topics that can be easily transferred into our daily lives in an informal, casual setting. Each presentation is interactive and allows for discussion throughout. Topics will vary month-to-month, and will be designed to cover a range of sustainbility-related topics. Each workshop is free and includes a one-hour presentation or demonstration with opportunities for questions/answers and engaging with other participants. No reservations needed. Open to the public. Locations may vary.


Urban Green Lab is Nashville's first hub for sustainable living. The non-profit group offers hands-on educational workshops that focus on sustainable living practices such as urban gardening, home weatherization, energy efficiency and water conservation. This first-of-its-kind-in-Nashville organization is designed to "bridge the gap" between thinking and doing and, in the process, move sustainability from concept to daily reality for an increasing number of citizens.

Urban Green Lab is Team Green's official Engage Green Workshop Series partner, and will co-host all of these events with us. They have been insturmental in providing expertise and guidance on a range of sustainability topics, and play a key role in connecting Nashville residents with information on local sustainability issues. For more information on Urban Green Lab, and to find out how you can get involved, please visit their Facebook page here and their website here.


Green Fork Academy is a local non-profit that is dedicated to teaching people to come together around real food. They provide hands-on programs that focus on cooking healthy, real foods on a budget to multi-generational communities, and combining these experiences with access to local agriculture to increase lifelong healthy habits and decrease food related health issues such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. The vision of Green Fork Academy is to see more people sitting down together at the table for a home-cooked meal made with real food. For every generation, every community, and every family to learn the benefits of healthy cooking and how this can happen in their own kitchens. They want to see more communities have access to whole foods, and teach them how to prepare them in a healthy, budget friendly way.


Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. During the first year, this process resulted in a total distribution of 160,000 pounds of food to 75 member agencies.

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2012/13 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed 23,955,957 pounds of food to over 400 Partner Agencies providing close to 20 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest’s vision of ending hunger is more important than ever. Hunger is a big problem, and we need everyone’s help to solve this issue. According to the USDA, an estimated 50.1 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and 16.7 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. One in four children in the state of Tennessee are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children.

Team Green Adventures is proud to have Second Harvest Food Bank as a 2014 community partner. Each month this year we'll feature a event that highlights the work and mission of the organization. Please join us on some of these events, including food sorting, food drives, food distribution events, and sustainable nutrition workshops!


This workshop is now full. Thanks for your interest, and we apologize if you weren't able to get in on this one!

Registration is not required for our workshop, but please RSVP HERE so we can get a rough headcount!