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New Roots Dinner Series a resounding success

The New Roots Dinner Series sponsored by Daniel et Daniel Catering and Events went off spectacularly on Tuesday night. Over 100 people dined and celebrated the harvest season, at six local Cabbagetown venues. The menu, artfully created by award-winning Chef Karen O’Connor and Pastry Chef Bonnie Kravitz, incorporated ingredients from our Green Thumbs gardens. Please support the venue sponsors, Labour of Love, Kendall & Co., Akasha Art Project, Spruce and Toronto Dance Theatre, as they’ve supported us! Also a big thanks to our Gold Sponsor Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc

Thanks also to Core Event StaffChair-Man Mills and our beverage sponsors The People’s Pint and Alegria. Photos below — credit Joe Nasr, except for the photo of Chef Bonnie and the Spruce Loft table setting, credit Sunday Harrison. Menu by D&D.

Chef Karen assembles tasty hors d’oevres at Spruce Loft

At Akasha Art Projects, diners included Helene St. Jacques, second from left, who is the Green Thumbs board chair.

Helene tells diners about our organization at Akasha Art Projects

Guests at Kendall & Co.’s beautiful store enjoy the banquet table

Green Thumbs’ co-founding staff and current Board Member Lara Mrosovsky (second from right) discusses our organization with the diners

Another angle on the beautiful Kendall & Co. setup

At Labour of Love, an intimate dinner with Susan Blagg (third from left) and family. Susan is a parent at Winchester Public School and sits on our Board of Directors.

Labour of Love created a beautiful intimate corner for the event

Here at Labour of Love, June Komisar from our Board of Directors enjoys the delectable Cedar Roasted Salmon and Cast Iron Jalapeno Cornbread while discussing our organization with guests. Flowers courtesy of Green Thumbs, thanks to Ilana Guslits for arranging.

At the delightful Spruce venue, Jennifer Nguyen from our Board of Directors (second from left) shares a Land Acknowledgement (see and chats with guests about Green Thumbs

At Spruce Loft – the elegant place settings await the diners

At Toronto Dance Theatre, founding Board Member Joe Durand (third from left) helped to spread the word about Green Thumbs with guests

The dramatic atmosphere at Toronto Dance Theatre

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