Laurel Eastman & Pete Richardson graced us with a visit to the shop & brought us some more awesome kite bags.
My sister & I serendipitously discovered Laurel’s kiteboarding school in the Dominican Republic last year & were thrilled to be able to bring some of her colorful & clever Kite Bags home to sell in the shop. ¬†We were even more excited to learn of her non-profit mission supported by sales of the Kite Bags.
Kiters4Communities was created by Laurel & Pete as a way of bringing work to an impoverished Haitian community (just outside of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic) while also saving kite material otherwise bound for the landfill. ¬†Laurel is a pioneer of kiteboarding, one of the first female world-class competitors! ¬†Pete, who serves as Executive Director,¬†opted to develop Kiters For Communities as an alternative to joining the Peace Corps. ¬†Their dedication ¬†to the project is truly inspiring.
The Kiters4Communities project continues to strive to bring more employment opportunities, education & improved quality of life to the Haitian communities they work with. ¬†You can help support their mission by buying a kite bag from the shop or visiting their website to learn more & make a donation: ¬†http://kiters4communities.org/
Dates (choose one):¬†Saturday March 16, Sunday March 17, Saturday May 18 or Sunday May 19, 2013
Time:¬† 10am ‚Äď 11:30 am-ish.¬†
Go to the classes page for more details.
Come explore the edible landscape in the Cascade Canyon area of Fairfax (5 minutes from the shop).¬† Class will focus on plant-based knowledge and respectful harvesting techniques followed by an outdoor kitchen tasting.¬† ¬†Our guide will be Mia Andler, local author & environmental educator. ¬†
Saturday, April 13, 2013 ¬†
12-3pm, rain or shine! ¬†Call the shop for registration details.¬†
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