Thursday, March 3, 2011

Deering Bay Garden Win's Top Honors at South Beach Food & Wine Festival

This past weekend, Tim Rowan submitted 12 plants in 10 inch pots from Deering Bay's Garden in the Urban Oasis Project's Edible Garden Oasis at Jungle Island as part of the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.  Urban Oasis Project's goal is to teach families good nutrition and show where food comes from.  The plant photos were judged and cash prizes were awarded.  Read the results of the competition below from an email sent by Melissa Contreras, creator of Urban Oasis Project:

"From our South Beach Food and Wine fest edible garden pavilion at Jungle Island for Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and Chef Aria Kagan; food plant contest winners:
First Place in Prettiest Overall Plant to Tim Rowan of Deering Bay for 'Formosa' savoyed cabbage

Second Place in Prettiest Overall Plant to Tim Rowan for Radicchio 'Red Preco #1"

Third Place in Prettiest Overall Plant to Cindy Dwyer for her 'Georgia' collard greens

Most Interesting Plant goes to Yuhfen Lin for 'Aurora' chile pepper, which changes from lavender to deep purple to bronze/orange and finally to red.

Congratulations to winners!"

Tim graciously donated the prize money back to the excellent folks at the Urban Oasis Project, however, he will retain bragging rights!

Below are the winning prizes and photos:

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