AN EVENING OF AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CUISINE & LIVELY MARIMBA MUSIC
at RESTORATION OAKS RANCH to SUPPORT THE MIGISHA FARM IN UGANDA
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, 4:30 - 8:00 P.M.
4:30 - Tour of Our Regenerative Farm
5:00 - Reception
5:45 - Dinner, Masanga Marimba
7:00 - Presentation, Q & A
8:00 - Close
ABOUT THE EVENT
Hosted at the Restoration Oaks Ranch every year in June, Wild Farmlands' African Dinner At The Ranch is an energetic fund raising dinner featuring lively African music and a presentation featuring the conditions, accomplishments and needs of Barnabas Mwesiga and the Migisha Farm.
Restoration Oaks Ranch is a 955 acre cattle grazing ranch and UPick berry farm nestled in the wild oak woodlands of the Santa Barbara County. The ranch is located 4 miles south of the city of Buellton and 5 miles north of the Gaviota tunnel right off of US Highway 101.
The reception will take place in the ranch house courtyard. The meal and entertainment will take place on the ranch house lawn- including dancing if you are so inclined.... The presentation and Q&A will take place inside the ranch house after the meal.
In 2017, Chef Conrad Gonzales and Chef Maili Halme researched, designed and prepared a unique food experience based on traditional Ugandan foods. We ate roast goat prepared on-site and carved at the head of the tables, traditional chicken, rolex with chapati cassava and blueberry mandazi- and it was tasty! Chef Conrad returns as the head chef for 2018.
Masanga Marimba (click and listen) were spectacular! We didn't actually know what to expect, but the atmosphere they created was joyous and reflected well the energy and attitude of the rural Ugandan people that we are supporting through Barnabas. The spontaneous guest singer from Uganda and bongo drummer from Santa Ynez added some unexpected color to the evening. Thank you Juliette and Whitney!
Happily, Masanga Marimba will be joining us again in 2018.
2018 Needs and a Special Request
Please refer to the table below for needs noted by Barnabas and the Wild Farmlands board in 2018.
- Ed Seaman
|2018 BUDGET ITEM DESCRIPTION||COST|
|Travel costs for Barnabas to Santa Barbara||$1,500|
|Chicken Droppings- 200 bags of 100kg each||$400|
|Transportation for above||$500|
|Constructing two 75 x 30 foot Shelters||$1,500|
|Gravity Water Pump||$1,700|
|Di-Grow Fertilizer, 2 5-Litre Jelly Cans||$300|
|Total 2018 Budget:||$17,000|
Keep in mind as you read this that 2017 was a drought year in the Mbarara district, so priorities shifted a little bit. Barnabas traded with a friend for more farmland to grow galic in Zirobwe, two hours drive from west of Kampala. Barnabas offered him a water pump, seedlings, manure, another worker, fertilizers and training for one supervisor. When the garlic crop is sold, Barnabas' friend will be, in his own words, "lifted up".
With the funds sent to him by Wild Farmlands, Barnabas accomplished the following in 2017:
- Obtained a seedling loan- $1,800
- Trained and transported 2 supervisors (workers)- $50
- Constructed a 20,000 reservoir- $2,400
- Fenced the ponds- $3,500
- Local transportation- $15
- Repaired the Migisha Farm water pump- $42
- Purchased used water pump for Zirobwe- $215
We have 75 plates and 9 tables available for our 2018 African Dinner at the Ranch. Each table seats 8, and we would love for you to invite family, friends & business associates to join you at your table.
To order tickets, click on the button below to navigate to our secure online form. If you can't make the event, you can also use this form to donate to the Small Farms Conservancy, the Showcase Regenerative Farm and the Migisha Farm.
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