A Hog Island Thanksgiving with Chef Michael Webb

Create a Thanksgiving dinner right from your yard, Florida style.   Join the always entertaining, classically trained Chef Michael as he takes a page or two from the cookbook of Caladesi resident and Great Floridian, Myrtle Scharrer Betz (1895-1992) and shows how to prepare these in 2017.    Join us and learn about:

  • Caladesi Hog Island-inspired recipes
  • Preparing what grows in from the soil and sea of Caladesi
  • Using food to bring people together

Chef Michael Webb – A native Floridian, received formal training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.  Classically French trained, he worked for 3 years under a celebrity chefs, including Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck.  Returning to Tampa Bay, Chef worked at Kelly’s, Keegan’s and Bobby’s Bistro before venturing out as a private catering chef.

DGCA Night at Casa Tinas – Fund Raiser

Help us raise funds the Dunedin Community Garden Association your local non-profit 501(c)3. Bring your friends and join us for a night of over-the-top food and community. If you have not been to Casa Tina’s, now is the time to experience their Mexican and Vegetarian cuisine. Stop by and pick up some free seeds and register to win a raffle prize.

A portion of the proceeds from 5 – 10 p.m. help bring free education to the community, teach children about growing food and provides garden plots to people who may otherwise not be able to garden.

Dinner at Sea Sea Riders – Fundraiser

The Dunedin Community Garden is raising money to build more garden beds. Join us at Sea Sea Riders for a beer and drink special raffle prizes and community.

Digging into Myrtles Betz’s Caladesi Victory Garden

Join us to learn how Great Floridian Myrtle Betz (1895-1992) cultivated community with the food she grew on Caladesi Island 100 years ago. Myrtle, a master gardener, learned growing basics from her immigrant father.  She then created her own approach to raising food for their pioneer home on Caladesi Island. Listen in as Myrtle’s granddaughter, Terry Fortner, a well known speaker, uses intimate archival photos and anecdotes to share:

– What varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Caladesi garden of Myrtle Scharrer Betz
– Cultivation techniques used by Caladesi pioneers
– Buying, propagation and seed saving circa 1917

Speaker Terry Fortner enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Scharrer Betz. From 1977-1983, with her grandmother’s involvement, Terry lived, worked, and grew a garden in a local citrus grove, an experience that has gained value with time’s passing.  Terry’s work life activities include being a teacher, horseback-riding instructor, and long time personal assistant to Gladys Douglas. She is active in Pinellas County historic preservation and proactive for projects at Caladesi Island.

 

DGCA Night at Casa Tinas – Fund Raiser

Help us raise funds the Dunedin Community Garden Association your local non-profit 501(c)3.   Bring your friends and join us for a night of over-the-top food and community.   If you have not been to Casa Tina’s, now is the time to experience their Mexican and Vegetarian cuisine.  Stop by and pick up some free seeds and register to win a raffle prize.

A portion of the proceeds from 5 – 10 p.m. help bring free education to the community, teach children about growing food and provides garden plots to people who may otherwise not be able to garden.

 

A Florida-Grown Thanksgiving

Create a Thanksgiving dinner right from your yard, Florida style.   Join the always entertaining, classically trained Chef Michael as he combines these easy-to-grow plants into a Thanksgiving feast.   Experience and sample various Chef-created dishes.  Learn about:

  • Taking Florida grown sweet potatoes to another level
  • Florida “cranberry” relish
  • Stuffing
  • Brine

Chef Michael Webb – A native Floridian, received formal training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.  Classically French trained, he worked for 3 years under a celebrity chefs, including Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck.  Returning to Tampa Bay, Chef worked at Kelly’s, Keegan’s and Bobby’s Bistro before venturing out as a private catering chef.  Chef Michael is  currently chef for Flanigan’s Irish Pub in downtown Dunedin.

Dinner at Casa Tina’s

Dine out at Casa Tina’s to Support the Dunedin Community Garden

As part of the Dining Out for the Community series hosted by Casa Tina’s, eat at the restaurant on Monday, May 2 and a portion of the proceeds of the total sales from 5 – 10 p.m. goes to support the the Dunedin Community Garden Association!    Please bring your friends down for a wonderful evening of food, free seeds and a 50/50 raffle.

Annual Meeting & Garden Gathering

Bring a garden inspired dish to the annual meeting.  We will also be voting in officers and discussing the upcoming fundraiser.

Richard will be serving up some burgers, too.

See you there!

Welcome Back Gardener’s Potluck

Welcome Back Gardener’s Potluck will be held Friday, October 9th at 6:00 pm at DCG.  This is rockin’ chance to meet your fellow DCGA members. More details in the coming days.

If you would like to help Nancy, Gayle and Richard organize this event, please send a note to registrar@DunedinCommunityGarden.com

Not a member?   We would love to see you join us.  Become a member today.