Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Last Saturday, The Gazette was invited to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano to get a glimpse at the center's charity event, The Green Feast.
Around 300 guests in attendance were led to an enormously long (and stunningly beautiful) table situated in the middle of the field, and served a gourmet meal prepared by local chefs. Chef Richard Mead of Sage Restaurant showcased locally grown, organic, and natural vegetables and meats. Also "backstage" were David Biber of Two Guys Grilling, Chef John Rivera Sedlar (of Rivera Restaurant), other local chefs, and dozens of volunteers.
The Ecology Center is located in San Juan Capistrano at South Coast Farms. With the support of local volunteers and the City of San Juan Capistrano, Evan Marks founded the nonprofit organization as an effort to inspire the people in the stewardship of Southern California's environment by providing education in sustainability, ecological design, and the history of San Juan Capistrano.
Visit the website for more information about The Ecology Center's story and upcoming events. The on-site Resource Center offers a library and bookstore, green household products and tools, green living resources, and access to EcoDirectory (a listing of local ecological businesses).
On my iPod right now: The Beatles' Hey Jude