Gather 'Round For a Good Cause
Community gardens are vital to healthy societies, which is why MAD Greens is partnering with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) through 2017 to help grow community - one urban garden at a time.* Funding community gardens can be a challenge, so DUG created an annual fundraiser and charity cooking competition - Gather 'Round - to help raise money.
At the event, Denver's top chefs created a series of dishes and event attendees got to vote on their favorites. MAD Greens Co-Founders Marley Hodgson and Dan Long designed the competition and served as judges. MAD Greens also provided a salad bar which guests helped themselves to throughout the evening. Ulimately, more than $23,000 was raised for urban garden development around Denver in 2017! If you missed the event OR if you attended but want to re-live some of the highlights, read on for a fun photo recap:
Pictured: Tons of tasty greens at the salad bar!
Pictured: Gather 'Round guests.
Pictured: Close-up of the salad action.
Pictured: Live entertainment kept the crowd energized.
Pictured: Chefs had a limited time to prepare the perfect bites.
Pictured: MAD Greens Co-Founders Marley Hodgson (second from left) and Dan Long (third from left) fulfilling their judging duties.
Pictured: Good food and great company.
Pictured: Thumbs up for a great event!
*Earlier this year, MAD Greens began working with DUG to provide financial and in-kind support for DUG's various programs, educational events and fundraisers. Next year we'll also be helping construct a community garden in Golden, where MAD Greens World Headquarters is based. To learn more about the DUG-MAD Greens partnership, click here.