We hosted our first-ever Comer Tours Benefit where our youth provided guests with immersive tours, demonstrations, and interactive exhibits from our Urban Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Fine Arts programs on our one-of-a-kind, youth-led farm at 7200 S. Ingleside Avenue.
Our Comer Crops interns provided interactive, guided tours of our farm, orchard, and garden including hands-on learning stations. Highlights include holding or feeding our chickens, harvesting ginger from our high tunnel, spreading cover crop to help prevent soil erosion, and much more!
Our Culinary Arts Apprentices make gourmet pizzas with ingredients harvested by Comer Crops Crew members and the debut of our new, youth-built, wood burning, brick pizza oven. The culinary team from Truth Be Told Tavern, who provide career exploration experiences for our aspiring young chefs, provided delicious apple tarts using honey from our farm. The apple tarts will be on the restaurant’s menu until Sunday, Oct 15th, with proceeds benefiting “the center!”
Youth from our Fine Arts program showcased and sold exquisite mosaic glass tables, original paintings on canvas, handmade jewelry, holiday cards, and more! We hosted live art exhibits featuring youth artists and their professional artist mentors from Pigment International, including Paul Branton and Kristen Williams. We were blessed to have artists Blake Lenoir and Brenda Dickerson from Paint the City lead a collaborative youth mural making project with our young farmers, artists, and guests. We can’t wait for you to see it during Pumpkin Smash on November 4th! Learn more at http://comercrops.org
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