July 2, 2013
Photos by Phillip Shinoda and Allison McLean, SpiltCoffee Creative
Environmentalists, foodies and friends of Promise of Peace Community Garden gathered at the LOT on East Grand to sample gourmet okra dishes and listen to great music at Okra Palooza. The event raised funds to help the community garden move to a new location at White Rock United Methodist Church. Professional chefs and home chefs presented their entries for the Okra Palooza prize.
The champion in the home cook division was Greg Brown whose Fried Okra Wonton with pickled okra and vegetables was the winner.
The event was also a celebration of the move by Promise of Peace Community Garden to a new location at White Rock United Methodist Church. In addition to the garden, the new facility will have classroom space for Kid Kamp, office space and restrooms. It also has a commercial kitchen and space for events. Mitchell Boone, associate pastor of White Rock UMC, and his wife attended OkraPalooza.
"A garden is a magnet for greatness" -- Elizabeth Dry, executive director of Promise of Peace Community Garden
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