Forest to Table Benefit
Friends of the Johnson Nature Center (JNC) have partnered with Sylvan Table’s chef, Chris Gadulka, and Alchemi’s chef, Johnny Prepolec, to bring the community a unique Forest to Table strolling dinner experience at the Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Township on September 9. Featuring six courses, the chefs will intertwine Michigan native and invasive species of flora and fauna as ingredients in the dishes served throughout a quarter-mile trail. Guests will have an opportunity to connect with their natural environment and engage their senses as they stroll the trails to taste chefs’ creations and learn about forest food and its relationship with our ecosystem. There will be live music, an open bar, performing artists, and interactive demonstrations. General admission is $200 pp and VIP tickets are $275 pp. Tickets can be purchased by visiting johnsonnaturecenter.org/forest2table. Friends of the Johnson Nature Center, a 501c3 nonprofit, has existed with the sole purpose to support this natural space and its community. Friends of Johnson Nature Center’s vision is to have a place where all people experience connectedness with nature in a healthy native Michigan ecosystem, and are inspired to respectfully care for our planet.