Video: Summit House and Others Bring About Change in Pettigrew Heights
September 21, 2009
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The Pettigrew Heights Urban Agriculture Initiative held the First Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowell Elementary playground. Free hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, kid-friendly inflatables, games, and music were a big draw for Pettigrew Heights residents.
Guests also had the opportunity to connect with nearly 20 local nonprofits, to celebrate the first growing season of A Growing Place teaching garden, and to meet their neighbors.
Partners in the Sioux Falls Urban Agriculture Initiative include Summit House at Sioux Falls Seminary, the City of Sioux Falls, Lowell Elementary School and PTA, Volunteers of America Dakotas/AmeriCorps VISTA, Minnehaha County Extension Service, Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood Outreach, and other local community organizers.
Vendors under "The Big Top" included: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Sioux Falls Police Department, 211 Help!Line, Community Outreach, Housing Resource Center, A Growing Place Sponsorships, Kids Stop, Minnehaha County Extension Service, Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood Clean-up, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Sustainability Office, The Crossing Church Youth Group, Urban Indian Health Services, Volunteers of America, Angel Food, PTA, Master Gardeners, 4-H Youth Development, Sioux Falls Green Project, and Bowden Youth Center.