EarthMatters Tennessee hosts its annual Global Stir Fry, so called because, in the words of director Sizwe Herring, “We're all coming together and frying in the summer heat.” Held at the George W. Carver Food Park, the Stir Fry includes music, dancing, greenhouse tours, poetry readings, children's activities, tours of the Deford Bailey rose garden and samples of food grown on the premises. (This time of year, expect lots of Brussels sprouts, okra and zucchini.)
In its 17th year of operation, EarthMatters works to provide healthy, fresh food for neighbors, volunteers and local food programs. The Carver park generates fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as 30,000 pounds of organic compost a year, which it distributes throughout the community.
The Stir Fry is a free, family-friendly event, but donations are welcome and will support the new Secret Life greenhouse, a nursery that will allow the park to expand its growing season and ultimately feed more people in the community.
Global Stir Fry takes place 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 1001 Gale Lane, between Leland and Granny White.