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8th Annual MLK PEACE through PIE Community Event & Fundraiser

January 13, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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Beauty’s Community Garden’s 8th Annual MLK PEACE through PIE Community Event & Fundraiser, where we continue to focus on celebrating the work and vision of Dr. King’s message toward a harmonious place at the table for all.  This year’s theme is pulled from one of Dr. Kings central messages around, ‘The Beloved Community.’ a world where people of every race, religion and nation live together in peace and harmony. Where together we work for the common progress of  all humankind.  In King’s beloved community poverty, hunger and homelessness are not tolerated because the moral code of mankind won’t allow it. Racism, in all its forms of discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice are replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of Sisterhood and Brotherhood.

Beauty’s Community Garden was created in the Independence Heights Community, and as one of 40+ food desert (apartheid) communities, our commitment is tone part of the root level solution.

This annual event and fundraiser culminates Beauty’s Community Garden’s fundraising campaign that funds Beauty’s Community Garden’s mission to teach people to become their own food source while adopting healthy food choices. Toward that mission, through the spirit of  a ‘beloved community,’ BCG provides year-round programs, youth education, and a hearty crop and eduction producing Garden to be of service to the community.

Every year hundreds of people enjoy entertainment, free food, pie stories, pie sampling, and chances to vote on the best pies. Also included are chances to win prizes, receive giveaways, and attend two sessions of Garden and Healthy Cooking Workshops–Spanish translators are available for some workshops (listed below). 

    • DATE: January 13th 2024, The Saturday before the MLK holiday,
    • TIME: 10am-12:30pm
    • ATTENDANCE: Open to the public – Students, Families, Administrators, Community Members, and Business
    • LOCATION: TBD – Houston, Tx 77018
    • EVENT WORKSHOPS (details will be filled in as workshops are confirmed)
      Limited to (1) per each Session 1 and 2 – Choose two workshops when you RSVP. Current listings of Classes below:

      • Session 1: (11am-11:30am) (5) Garden Workshops and (5) Healthy Cooking Workshops
      • Session 2: (11:35am-12:05pm) (5) Garden Workshops and (5) Healthy Cooking Workshops
        • GARDEN WORKSHOPS: (Session 1 and Session 2)
          • G1: Theme TBD: Instr.: ____________, (ENG/____)
          • G2: Theme TBD: Instr.: ____________, (ENG/____)
          • G3: Theme TBD: Instr.: ____________, (ENG/____)
          • G4: Theme TBD: Instr.: ____________, (ENG/____)
          • G5: Theme TBD: Instr.: ____________, (ENG/____)
          • GARDEN WORKSHOPS: (Session 1 and Session 2)
        • HEALTHY COOKING WORKSHOPS: (Session 1 and Session 2)
          • HC1: Theme TBD: Instr.: ___________, (ENG/____)
          • HC2: Theme TBD: Instr.: ___________, (ENG/____)
          • HC3: Theme TBD: Instr.: ___________, (ENG/____)
          • HC4: Theme TBD: Instr.: ___________, (ENG/____)
          • HC5: Theme TBD:  Instr.: ___________, (ENG/____)
        • ADMISSION: Sign up will be FREE when signup opens up.
        • QUESTIONS & INFO: Contact [email protected] for event details, and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities
        • EVENT SHARE LINK to drive attendance: __________
  • VOLUNTEER:  A volunteer sign up will be available soon. Below is a sample of some of our needs for this annual event:
    • Spanish translators for our workshops and marketing
    • Social Media Content and Sharing
    • Sponsorship Coordinator
    • Event day set up & support
    • Canva, Graphic Artist
    • IT for day-of-event
    • Videographer for day-of-event – classes and main event
    • Video editor pre-event and post-event
  • SPONSORSHIP: MLK PTPIE Event Sponsorships MAIN, Underwriting Event Sections Sponsor and In-Kind Sponsorships opportunities will be available soon.  For a view of Beauty’s Community Garden Sponsorships click this link to the Sponsorship page.

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We appreciate the support of all participants.

Beauty's Community Garden is located at 3201 Airline @ E. 32nd Street, in Independence Heights–the first African American municipality in Texas.  Our mission is to close the gap on food inequities and achieve a community culture of health and well-being. Our programs, events and educational materials focus on breaking the cycle of food insecurity, poor nutrition, and the resulting health outcomes people experience who have poor access to fresh produce. These communities are called food deserts, and our garden is located in one of forty plus food deserts in Houston. We are committed to transforming lives through showing the connections between growing foods and their nutritional impact on health, wellbeing and life's possibilities.