Fundraiser for The Farm at SOU on Oct. 28

(Ashland, Ore.) — An elegant dinner and silent auction will serve as a barn-raising on Oct. 28.  The “Feast for The Farm” will generate money for a new structure at The Farm, a student-led organic agricultural and learning center at Southern Oregon University.

The dinner will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., at EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, in Medford. Tickets will be $60 per person or $100 per couple.

Jukka Moilanen, arainbow_over_farmn award-winning chef from Finland, will be joined by students in the Culinary Tourism class at SOU for the preparation of a three-course meal. The dinner will focus on locally sourced ingredients.

The local folk band “Savannah” will provide entertainment, and a silent auction will be held.

The goal of the event is to raise money for a barn that will be built by students next spring at The Farm. The 3 ½-acre property on Walker Street in Ashland serves as an organic farm for the production of healthy, sustainable food for the SOU community. The Farm is also a center for sustainability and a hub for education, student and faculty research, and community outreach to the Rogue Valley.

Tickets may be purchased online (http://bit.ly/2eybNT7).

For further information contact:
Joe Mosley, SOU Director of Community and Media Relations
Phone: (541) 552-6719 | mosleyj@sou.edu

-SOU-

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