RootingDC Happy Hour Fund-Raisers

Guest Blog by Katy Nally

Madam’s Organ was the perfect setting for Rooting DC’s second fundraising happy hour. Locals came out last Thursday to the Adams-Morgan bar, which donated $1 from every drink and 20 percent of food sales.

The event raised money and awareness for Rooting DC – an annual forum organized by the Field to Fork Network that aims to bring together urban gardeners and community members to learn about food production and food access within DC. This year’s 5th annual event will be held Saturday, February 18, and will feature workshops focusing on gardening, nutrition and food preservation.

Last year’s Rooting DC hosted several panel discussions and included Gordon Clark, founder of Montgomery Victory Gardens, as its keynote speaker.

For more information about Rooting DC, visit or check it out on Facebook at

Pictured here are Ann Margaret Millspaugh (right) and Kirsten Stasio (left) looking through seeds given away at the Happy Hour provided through the America the Beautiful Fund.

A third Rooting DC fund-raiser is planned on Thursday, February 2 from 5-8pm. Celebrate 5 years of Rooting DC with us. Complementary tasty treats provided by our hosts at The Looking Glass Lounge, a silent auction with goodies for everyone and, of course, drinks and laughter. A$10 suggested donation is request, but no one will be turned away! AWESOME drink specials: $2 off draft beers $1 off rail drinks and special just for US a $4 Rooter Shooter.


Lola B said…
Free seeds plus cheap drinks? Sounds like a dangerous combination and I LIKE IT! See you all there :)

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