[MEDIA ALERT] Plant It Forward Farms Celebrates Six Years during Earth Day Picnic , 4. 19.17

MEDIA CONTACT:
Daniella Lewis
(713) 432-0754
daniella@plant-it-forward.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2017

Plant It Forward Farms Celebrates Six Years during Earth Day Picnic
Refugee farmers have provided Houstonians with more than 22,000 weekly
farm shares since organization’s founding in 2011

 

WHAT: Plant It Forward Farms (PIFF) celebrates turning six years old at Earth Day Picnic.
BYOB (blanket) and snacks and join us for refreshments and crafts, plus Farmer Roy will be selling freshly harvested produce at his farm stand.

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHERE: PIFF’s University of St. Thomas / Montrose farm, at 1318 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77006

WHY: PIFF was founded on April 21, 2011, so we’re throwing ourselves a birthday picnic to celebrate!
Since our founding, we’ve trained 14 resettled refugees to be urban farmers and provided more than 22,000 weekly farm shares to Houstonians.

WHO: The event is open to the public.

 

About PIFF

Founded in 2011, Plant It Forward Farms is a Houston-based nonprofit organization with the mission to help resettled refugees find meaningful work and earn fair wages through urban farming business opportunities. Houston settles more refugees than any other city in the country and we help those refugees become self-reliant entrepreneurs who can support their families and help our city grow. We provide refugees with the tools, training, and business skills needed to become entrepreneurial urban farmers. The farmers, in turn, provide Houstonians with locally grown, chemical-free, fresh produce at farm stands, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and through weekly farm share subscriptions.

Connect with PIFF on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlantItForwardFarms
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HoustonFarms
Instagram: www.instagram.com/plantitforward