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The Urban Oasis Project is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to building food gardens in the city. Think fruits and vegetables growing in a garden in your backyard. Bananas, okra, melons, herbs, mmmm. Urban Oasis Project is the brainchild of CSA member Melissa Contreras, who together with Art Friedrich, host monthly meetings and potlucks. The next one is right around the corner, this Saturday August 1 at 4 pm in North Dade.

Art emailed details: Yvrose Valdez, has offered to host the next garden potluck at her house!  She is a Master Gardener, and I think she’s growing more than all of the community gardens combined on her modest house-lot! You don’t want to miss it!

We will begin to gather around 4PM on Aug 1st, with garden tours at 4:30 and 5PM.

At 5:30 we’ll have a quick more formal meeting to talk about the future of Urban Oasis Project, formalize some by-laws, vote in officers, and sign papers for incorporation, and officially birth the Urban Oasis Project (in the eyes of the state).

Around 6:15 we’ll kick off the potluck and feast upon the delicious wonders. Please bring a dish of some sort, or a dessert. If it’s homegrown, that’s great, but it doesn’t have to be – we know many of you are beginners and that this is a more sparse time in the harvest season for all of us.

Everyone is welcome to bring seeds and plants to trade or share with each as well!

Yvrose lives near 108th St. and NE 2nd Ave., so this will be more convenient for all of you living north of Miami.  You must RSVP for the actual address!

Send your RSVP to Art theedibleyardmiami(at)gmail.com or Melissa admin(at)urbanoasisproject.org .

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