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Root Down LA

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Date(s) - 07/19/2015
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Wiltern Theater

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Root Down LA is a youth-run non-profit committed to bringing better food and nutrition education to neighborhoods in South Los Angeles. We convince kids to eat (and grow!) their veggies, then train them to get their peers, parents, and friends to do the same.

What makes Root Down LA unique (and successful), is the model we’ve developed for building what we call “Youth-driven Neighborhood Food Systems”. As each piece of the model is implemented across a neighborhood, it creates new ways in which residents can get involved. When more people become invested in growing, cooking, and eating healthy food, it helps assure the sustainable impacts of our work for years to come.

Join us at the Wiltern on July 19th for an afternoon of garden and delicious healthy food exploration. Sit down to a seasonal, farm-to-table dinner catered by Jennie Cook’s Catering, featuring veggies grown by RootDown LA, a South Central based non-profit whose goal is to empower high school students to build stronger communities by cooking and growing healthy food, right where they live.

The Wiltern and RootDown LA share a vision that everyone across Los Angeles has access to healthy food. Will you join us to support this worthy cause?

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – COCKTAIL HOUR:
Take a tour of our new RootDown- designed pop up garden, chat with our heath specialist, and engage with our vendors to learn about food properties while sampling local beer and bites. Koreatown’s very own Beer Belly will curate the tap
list paired with great tastes by Roy Choi’s Whole Foods, Café Gratitude, The Pot (Koreatown), Gjelina (Venice), REBBL, and many more. To incorporate the Wiltern’s music presence, KCSN’s DJ Adam Ferrick will be spinning local tunes.

5:30 PM – 7:00 pm – Dinner is served!
Jennie Cooks Plant Based Parties is teaming up with the crew from RootDown LA to create an amazing plant based supper. The meal will be served family style in three courses (salads, mains, dessert) to encourage conviviality and connection. The menu will be full of seasonal offerings from local farmers and so satisfying, even the grumpiest omnivores will be happy.

VIP Tickets: $95.00 include: VIP Parking access, Access to Cocktail Hour and 5 beer samples, 3 course sit down dinner with wine, LA Grow gift bag, one plant from the pop-up garden. Dinner is GA seating, community tables.

GA Tickets: $65.00 include: Access to Cocktail Hour and 5 beer samples, 3 course sit down dinner with wine. Dinner is GA seating, community tables.

Beer and Bites Tastes: $20.00 include: Access to Cocktail Hour and 5 beer samples.

Click here to buy tickets.

Call 213.531.0557 to reserve a table for a party of 10 or more.