Second Annual Skyfarm Harvest Feast Gala Returns to POST Houston
Blackwood Educational Land Institute’s annual Skyfarm Harvest Feast is happening on Thursday, October 19th from 6-9 p.m. at POST Houston. Promising an unforgettable evening of gastronomic delight, stunning rooftop views, and community celebration, the 2nd annual gala will feature a multi-course dinner crafted by four acclaimed female chefs.
The event will celebrate the harvest at the Skyfarm with an incomparable five-course farm-to-table dining experience featuring a juice-based amuse bouche by Nicole and Taylor of The ReUp Juice, and dishes from chefs Evelyn Garcia, Sasha Grumman, Michelle Wallace, and Suu Khin.
Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is the proud farmer at POST Houston, a groundbreaking multi-use development in the heart of downtown Houston. It boasts a wide range of experiences, including Blackwood’s innovative Skyfarm, one of the nation’s largest rooftop farms and the biggest in Texas. The harvest for the dinner will come directly from the Skyfarm’s rooftop fields.
The evening will begin with farm tours and a silent auction preview, during which guests will enjoy passed appetizers and beverages before sitting down to savor the multi-course dinner amidst breathtaking views of Houston. Attendees will also enjoy live music throughout the experience with a special performance by exciting multi-disciplinary artist, stormchaser, and musician Pecos Hank Schyma along with Jo Bird.
The Skyfarm at POST Houston has greatly evolved over the past year, from navigating the region’s increasingly challenging growing seasons to now having greater production than ever before, installing interpretive signage directing visitors to a free, public educational portal, and hosting thousands of Houstonians and visitors alike for education tours and community service opportunities. In June, Skyfarm launched two weekly Open Farm Days that take place on the rooftop farm and include free food lessons and a HOU-Pick community harvest. Blackwood has also piloted an educational program with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department to provide urban agriculture education and start seeds for the Skyfarm with residents in juvenile detention facilities. These crops will be in the harvest stage and on display at this year’s gala.
Ticket prices range from $325 to $425 per seat, with special table packages available from $4,500 to $20,000. Just 300 tickets are available in total, including 100 individual tickets across two tiers, and can be purchased online.
The silent auction opens two weeks prior to the gala, and event tickets are not required for auction participation. The gala aims to raise $250,000 to support the mission of the Blackwood Educational Land Institute.