A new land reclamamation project is coming from Edible Earth Resources, the landscaping company behind the gardens at Coltivare, Haven, Brooklyn Athletic Club, and upcoming Pax Americana, among others. Known as "Planted:Houston" this endeavor will bring together a network of urban farms on tax-repossessed land leased from the City of Houston; once the acres are developed 10% of the produce will remain within the community where it is grown.
Although the initiative is being funded in part by local chefs, a pop-up benefit dinner is taking place at Haven on July 27th to encourage more Houstonians to join the crowd-funding campaign. Limited to approximately 100 guests, tickets are $50 - the perks of enjoying Houston-themed small bites made by Monica Pope, Randy Evans, Kaz Edwards from Uchi, and more make it worth every cent.
The event will run from 5 pm-7:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the event website.