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What Have You Done For Charity Lately?

Plants, Flora, Shrubbery, & Foliage --- We Need It All!

Orfila Slow Food Event


After a one year hiatus, our hair dyeing fund raiser is back! In the past we’ve raised over $60,000 and we look forward to rising that total with your help!
http://www.stonebrewing.com/charity

 


Plants, Flora, Shrubbery, & Foliage --- We Need It All!

We need your plants…think of it as Arbor Day at Stone Brewing…all year long. With the Stone World Bistro & Gardens getting closer and closer to completion, we are indeed in need of more greenery to liven up the grounds. If you are interested in donating a wonderful living specimen to not only decorate our Beer Garden, but to look at every time you visit, check out the parameters below and get in touch with our affable CEO, Greg Koch here at the brewery via email greg.koch@stonebrewing.com.


WHAT VARIETIES? WHERE WILL YOU PLANT THEM?
* The main place we plan to use the "volunteers" is on the north slope of the gardens, otherwise known as "pine hill." As such, we could use volunteer pines of various sizes and varieties to plant in and among the larger specimens we have already planted. We could also use plants that typically grow in and around pine trees.

CAN YOU GUARANTEE YOU WILL USE MY PLANT?
* We cannot guarantee that we can find a place for every plant. If you want to make sure, email us a picture first to greg.koch(at)stonebrewing.com.

CAN YOU GUARANTEE MY PLANT'S SURVIVAL?
* We cannot guarantee that every plant will survive. We will do our best, however please take care in digging up your "volunteers"...your care will help their survival rate! (Note: We would love to get our native coastal/scrub oaks, however their survival rate from transplanting is very low, and as such, we DO NOT recommend that you try bringing them to us unless they have already been successfully potted for at least three weeks.)

WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT OTHER THAN THE WARM FUZZY FEELING OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE CAUSE?
* We will reward your volunteers to the tune of one liter's worth of Growler Fill for every three feet of height, or one liter of Special Growler Fill for every five feet of height, for trees or shrubs. This can be cumulative...a one-foot tree and a two-foot tree add up to three feet, and thus a liter! This is all, of course, approximate so don't expect us to pull out a slide rule!

WHERE DO I FIND VOLUNTEERS?
* Take only from your own property. Dig your volunteers where legal only! Do not take from public land!

IS THERE A LIMIT OF WHAT I CAN BRING?

* There is no limit per se, but if you intend to bring 20 or more feet (total height) of plants, perhaps send us an email with what you have in mind and we'll make sure we can indeed use them all...no sense in bringing a bunch by for us only to say "thanks, but we can't use all those" (although we most likely can).

WHAT IF I HAVE A LARGE MATURE TREE I THINK YOU MIGHT GO GREAT IN THE GARDENS?
* We do have a "tree spade" company that can come and save a tree and bring it over to our gardens. The tree must be accessible as a truck must be able to pull right up to it. The tree must not be more than a few miles away, or the costs don't add up. However, if you have something of interest that you think would have a better long-term home than where it is now, contact Greg and tell him about the details.




Orfila Slow Food Event

Slow Food San Diego will present its Third Annual "Taste of Slow Food" on Sunday, August 27th from 4-8pm at Orfila Vineyards & Winery in Escondido. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Stone's very own CEO, Greg Koch. Guests will experience unique culinary creations prepared by thirteen of San Diego's finest chefs using fresh seasonal, organic produce grown by local farmers. Attendees will taste their way through exquisite food and beverage stations, including the Stone booth that will be serving Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Slow Food is an international educational organization dedicated to promoting ecologically sound food production, bio-diversity, reviving the kitchen, bringing our hectic culture back to the dining table as a center of pleasure, as well as preserving ethnic food traditions.
Buy a tax-deductible ticket and make merry at the Annual Taste of Slow Food. Tickets are $65 general admission, $50 for members and $100 for VIP. For more information visit the event page on the Slow Food website at www.slowfoodsandiego.org

 


-The Stone Brew Crew

Stone Brewing Co.  
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