save the date: we're baaaack!
Reno Garlic Fest 2022 is on! We are officially hosting the 4th Annual Reno Garlic Fest on Saturday, July 30th from 3-8pm @ Dick Taylor Park off of Valley Road in Reno
(the park right by the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center). Come meet our local garlic growers and enjoy unique garlicky food!!
GARLIC GOODNESS INCLUDES but is not limited to:
Garlic Ice Cream
Garlic Cotton Candy
Garlic Infused Honey
Sweet Garlic Jam
Join us in creating a community around the love of garlic plus buy your garlic for the coming months and support our local farmers! Bring the kids for fun activities while listening to live music and having a locally crafted drink. Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, ride share or use the RTC.
This free event is brought to you by @RenoFoodSystems, part of Artown, funded by Nevada Department of Agriculture, and co-hosted by Be the Change Project.
And lastly the mission of Reno Garlic Fest is to support our local garlic growers, inspire more people to grow garlic and build community around the love of garlic. The festival does an awesome job of supporting our local garlic growers and building community around the love of garlic but we wanted to improve a bit on inspiring people to grow garlic so during Covid when we had to cancel the 2020 festival; we decided to adapt the one day, in-person celebration to a year long opportunity for education and inspiration and therefore decided to create an online course to help folks learn how to grow their own!
We coined the course 'A Year in Garlic,' and there are monthly articles and video tutorials brought to your by our very own Reno Garlic Fest growers and lovers. You don't need a facebook or instagram account to participate, and you don't need a lot of time or money to be involved.
If interested in joining the course, all you have to do is register for free on Mighty Networks. There's a super easy to use app too, but you can also do the course from your web browser: Go HERE And register for the our FREE Garlic Growing Course!! The link takes you to a fun, community based platform called GrowingNV that is cultivating our local food community through courses specific to Great Basin gardening & cooking, regional local food related events and other engagement opportunities. You have to join by creating a username etc but it's free to use after you get signed in! Feel free to ask any questions you have about local food in our region on there!
Our hope is that we can also grow and connect our garlic community and learn from one another. We're not the sage on the stage here; we think we can all learn from each other and are excited to see what building this community brings.
This event is funded by Nevada Department of Agriculture and is cosponsored by Be the Change Project.