The Springs Seedlings Empty Bowls 2015

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This is an event not to miss! On Sunday, March 8th, at 12pm, the 5th Annual Empty Bowls event for the Project MOST Seedlings Project program, will be held American Legion Hall in Amagansett just off of Montauk Highway across from Brent’s General Store. The fundraiser begins at 12pm and ends at 3pm. I have attended this event twice so far, and volunteered the first time in 2013. I loved my experience so much not only working with Project Most in the school districts (East Hampton and Springs), but also being a part of this not-to-miss event. I am very much looking forward to this! What is so special about Project Most is that each and every staff member puts forth a great amount of time and effort into preparing fun, enriching activities for students after school, as well as during the summer with their camp.

Springs Seedlings, based in Springs, created what is known as “The Seedlings Project,” a garden classroom that was created following the model of The Edible Schoolyard, a garden established by Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. With land allocated by the Springs School District, the center of the project is a greenhouse for teaching, learning, and growing. Project MOST, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and experienced community organization dedicated to high quality after school programs for children, has taken the lead to establish this project and has made it shine. This is a rare opportunity for children to have in their school! With this project, students at the Springs School are able to engage in an hands-on learning experience about growing and harvesting food. The students will learn about sustaining the planet, how to properly care and tend to the garden and its plants, and examine its changes throughout the seasons. This is a rewarding experience for children to learn to live and work with our beautiful land on the East End.

Below is a list of the participating restaurants and vendors that have graciously donated their time, efforts and of course, soup (and other food items), to the event. The list is in formation as of 2/25/15.

  • Amagansett Fire Department- Kieran Brew
  • Art Of Eating-Cheryl
  • Bell & Anchor
  • Blue Duck Bakery
  • Dan Mitchelle- Corner Bar
  • Debbie Geppert Events @ Dreesen’s Catering
  • Estia’s- Colin Ambrose
  • Fresh Hampton
  • Fresno– Gretchen Menser
  • Harbor Grill – Damien  O’Donnell
  • Hampton Foody-Laurie Trujillo-Mamay
  • Hayground School – Arjun Achuthan
  • Indian Wells Tavern – Chris Egert
  • Nick & Toni’s – Joe Realmuto, Bryan Futerman
  • Old Stone Market – Vicky Sdrougias
  • One Stop – Bill Hall, Lauren Harrington
  • Pepperonis – Nabil Bahi, Kelly McMahon
  • Pete Ambrose Events
  • Ross School- Liz Dobbs
  • Seafood Shop – Paul LaBue
  • Silver Spoon Specialties – Jeanine Burge
  • Simply Sublime – Juliette & Alison
  • Springs General Store – Kristy Hood
  • Springs Pizza – Spiro Dimopoulas
  • Stuart’s Seafood – Charlotte Sasso
  • Valentine Culinary Consultants- Bill Valentine

Please arrive early for parking! Be ready to indulge in and enjoy, delicious hearty soups that are perfect way to easy the chill during this chilly winter weather. In the past, there are usually vegan and vegetarian soups served. For more information on the after school program, please visit “Making the MOST of After School Time.”


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