Echoing Green's Solstice Garden Party
|Echoing Green hosted its annual Social Investment Council Summer Solstice fundraiser in the beautiful Miracle Garden on June 20. This non-profit organization invests in young social entrepreneurs who are working to solve the world's biggest problems in fields such as education, poverty alleviation, healthcare, and the environment.|
On this particularly balmy night, over 100 people gathered to learn about how Echoing Green supports its change-makers and the field of social innovation. Live jazz cabaret was performed by Michelle Samuels and Sigmund's pretzels were enjoyed by all.
With a mission that is close to our hearts, we've highlighted a few of this year's projects that focus on food, agriculture, and the environment: Farm Commons provides affordable legal services to organic farmers; Fight for Light empowers black college students to be environmental leaders in their communities; and Stockbox Grocers, a small-format foodstore, brings fresh produce and grocery staples to urban food deserts. Bravo!