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Grow And Share Music Festival, Rolesville, NC | Sept 6

Join us for the first annual Grow And Share music festival!

Proceeds benefit Grow And Share, a non-profit organization fighting hunger in Wake, Franklin, and surrounding counties.

GrowandShareDate:  Sunday, September 6, 2009 (during Labor Day Weekend)
Times:  10am to 8pm
Location:  Main Street Park, 200 S. Main Street, Rolesville, NC 27571
Cost: Entry and parking are free.

Food
We’ll have food on hand from a variety of vendors. Enjoy some summer cooking and treats.
What could be better than spending a beautiful day in the park, listening to music, and eating some tasty treats?

Fun
In addition to the wonderful playground available in the Main Street Park, the music festival includes the Kids Rock family fun area.  This area
includes a special booth for face painting and more. You can also purchase tickets and enter  to win door prizes from local businesses.

Music
A variety of music is available on two stages across the park area.  You can relax by the stage along Main Street, with a playground close at hand, food, and pavilions.  Or, check out the second stage at the back of the park after a nice walk along the park’s greenway.  Or, check out the wandering musicians throughout the park.

Learning
Local farmer information. Farmers from Wake County, Franklin County, and surrounding areas will be on hand all day.  The farmers will provide information on how they produce food for our families. Demonstrations will be given in some of the Farm Education Stations.  Additionally, information on gardening and plant care will be provided.

Come and learn about our food supply from the source!
In this area, as in many areas, people are struggling to pay their bills and buy enough food for their children and themselves. The thought of children, and adults, going without food is heart-breaking.  We are working to change the way US residents get food.

The Gardens Edge: Provide plants and seeds to US residents willing to plant Sharing Gardens on their own land and share the extra with their neighbors, friends, strangers, and food distribution centers and food banks. By encouraging people to grow some small amount of their own food, indoors and out, we take a big step toward filling empty stomachs.

Distribution Assistance: Build network of local churches and other distribution locations to distribute food from our gardeners and our land to those who need it.

Lawn & Field into Garden: Manage acres as community Sharing Gardens with the harvest given away

Building America: Promote community building through local food gardening

Johnny Appleseed Project: Plant fruit trees and bushes throughout the US to provide long-term food supply for US residents

About Grow and Share: www.growandshare.org

Grow And Share is an organization fighting hunger at the local level by growing interest in gardening and local foods.   Our activities include
plant giveaways, gardens promoting, and growing food for local organizations to distribute free. We gave away thousands of plants this year, drawing the attention of many gardeners and the local WRAL-TV station. Next year we will have several plant giveaways and hope to give away between 5,000 and 15,000 plants to gardeners — all who sign a pledge to share their harvest with those in need.

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