For additional information, contact:

Molly McCullagh

313-579-2100 ext. 204, [log in to unmask]






Detroit, MI (November 19, 2008) ...The Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its
urban garden ministry, Earthworks Urban Farm, will be hosting a holiday
open house from December 1-19, 2008.  The open house will include the
opportunity to learn about the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen,
including the opening of the ROPE bakery, to purchase socially conscious
products of the soup kitchen and to tour the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and
its Earthworks gardens. 


The event will be held at the Meldrum Capuchin Soup Kitchen at 1264
Meldrum, Detroit 48207.  The open house will take place out of
Earthworks workspace Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.  


Available products include local honey, jams made with Earthworks
berries, handbalm made with the local beeswax, and more.  Honey will be
available from the Earthworks' honey bee hives located at their three
garden sites on Detroit's eastside as well as from the Capuchin's
Retreat Center in Washington, MI.  Volunteers at the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen jammed nearly 1000 jars of black raspberry currant, gooseberry,
elderberry, and grape jams this fall.  Please call ahead to confirm
selection, as some varieties sell out early.  With these products, "we
hope to give folks the opportunity to share Earthworks with friends and
family and educate them on the work we do" says Patrick Crouch, Program
Manager of Earthworks Urban Farm.  


"Buying locally produced and grown products helps builds strong
communities". Crouch continues.  In an effort to encourage their
community to continue to buy local, all jars of jam and honey feature a
$1 coupon on the lid for Grown in Detroit produce.  This coupon can be
used to buy Detroit-grown vegetables and fruits at local seasonal
farmers' markets in 2009.


The Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Earthworks Urban Farm works for a just,
beautiful food system for all.  Its three city gardens yield over 6,000
pounds of produce each season, most of which goes into meals at the
Capuchin Soup Kitchen.  Earthworks educates the community in regards to
sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth.


Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by
providing food, clothing, and spiritual counsel to those in need.
Frequently preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen also distributes household items and operates a shower program,
food pantry, and children's tutoring and art therapy program. 


Earthworks Urban Farm, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen can be
contacted at (313)-579-2100 x 204, [log in to unmask], <>



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