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Jazz Under Glass - Celebrating Community


Jazz, fashion, and delicious food, all in a glorious garden setting, marked the third annual Jazz Under Glass at the Dudley Greenhouse on Sunday, June 7.


The event, hosted by The Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee, celebrates and supports community-based programming at the Greenhouse. Emcee Fulani Haynes welcomed guests who enjoyed lively music by The Fred Woodard Collaborative, delicious food from local chefs and gardeners, greenhouse tours, family activities, and fashions by The House of Nahdra.

Salad greens—kale, collards, scallions, radishes, beets and more—freshly harvested from the Langdon Street farm, and dishes donated by Mei Mei Street Kitchen and Fresh Food Generation were among the many scrumptious, garden-inspired items on the menu. Several dishes included flavors from the Caribbean and Cape Verde, where many Dudley community members are from.

“Food and jazz, and I’m here,” said Tiffany, who had heard about the event from a neighbor. “We are here to support youth,” said her friend Tonya.

“Isn’t it wonderful that we get to grow all year long?” said Fulani, who shares her raised-bed garden with three other families. “I no longer have to shop for my food, I grow it!” she exclaimed.

As the raffle and silent auction winners collected their prizes, Danielle Andrews, manager of the Dudley Greenhouse for The Food Project, thanked the guests for attending, and encouraged everyone to stay involved by volunteering and attending cooking and gardening workshops.

Photo captions from top: Music by The Fred Wood Collaborative got toes tapping and folks dancing!  Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet of home made dishes.  Tiffany, Tonya and Thorton enjoyed the food.  Fulani emceed the event and added her vocals to the music.  Danielle with volunteer Elizabeth, who donated several handmade items to the auction. See more photos on our Facebook page.

The Dudley Greenhouse is a community greenhouse in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury. It is managed through a partnership between The Food Project and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative as well as a resident greenhouse advisory group. Its goal is to support the efforts of groups and individuals in Dorchester and Roxbury who are working to strengthen our communities through food production and food education efforts.

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