This past April, we hosted The Seeds We Sow: RTB’s First Farmraiser. This event raised funds to support our three main programs: education (field trips & experiential learning), farming, and our partnered, food donation & education program, Manifest Love.

This event was a representation of the people who work at RTB and our value system. Everything from the flowers to the food, to the table runners, to the planters -wasn’t just outsourced or shipped in from unknown sources. It was people-power: food grown and cooked by hand and set out by the hands that grew them with care and love.

Shout out to ALL of the farmers, food producers, cocktail makers, sewers, organizers that helped to make this night so special.  The beautiful dinner created by our very own Executive Chef Shaun, Chef Anthony Welch, Inaki, RTB’s Sous Chef, and amazing long-time supporter and volunteer, Jennifer Snyder. Dessert was made by RTB’s Manifest Love farmer & distribution coordinator — Maddie!!

A special THANKS to the Farmraiser committee —They led the charge and we wouldn’t be standing here today without them: Desa VanLaarhoven, Heather Zine, Hannah Wylie, Michaelah Nunes, Maddie Kay, Maxx Fidalgo, and last but not least Shaun VanLaarhoven.

An African proverb that has carried me over the past 19 years of working in the non-profit world is– If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together…

We look forward to doing it all again next year and hope you will join us!