Enjoy fine dining and benefit the UCSC Friends of the Farm & Garden on November 12

Start your holiday feasting early and support a great cause on Tuesday, November 12, as chefs Robert Morris of Blacks Beach Cafe, and Heidi Schlecht and Amy Linstrom of Feel Good Foods organic seasonal catering, host a five-course dinner to benefit the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden. Wine to accompany each course is being donated by Bonny Doon Vineyard.

The dinner will take place at Morris's restaurant at 15th Avenue and East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, beginning with hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m. The cost, including wine, is $70 per person. Reservations are required. For more information please call Joan Tannheimer at the UCSC Farm at (831) 459-3240, or make your reservation directly with the restaurant at (831) 475-2233. Both meat and vegetarian entrées will be available.

Donors contributing to the dinner include Bonny Doon Vineyard, Petaluma Poultry, Happy Boy Farms, New Leaf Community Markets, Stagnaro's, and the UCSC Farm & Garden.

Bonny Doon Vineyard is well known for its unique and winsome approach to winemaking, naming, and label design. The dinner will feature five of Bonny Doon Vineyard's wines.

Funds raised at the dinner support the efforts of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, which promotes the work of UCSC's Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. Through community education, including a series of organic gardening talks and workshops, Friends' members help spread the word about the need for farming and gardening systems that are environmentally and socially sound. The Friends also cosponsor two annual plant sales and other

community-oriented events to raise funds for the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. The apprenticeship is a six-month, hands-on training course during which participants learn the basics of organic farming and gardening.