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Friends of Johnson Nature Center Forest to Table Fundraiser

September 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Johnson Nature Center is Oakland County’s hidden gem. It is a publicly accessed forty acre site located in Bloomfield Township that offers a great escape for all ages. We are happy to announce our second Forest to Table fundraising event. Chef Chris Gadulka from Sylvan Table and Chef Johnny Prepolec from Alchemi will be catering a strolling dinner of forest foods throughout our trails at the Johnson Nature Center. Our featured Chefs will intertwine Michigan native and invasive species of flora and fauna throughout multiple stations. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with our natural environment and engage their senses in a unique way. Guests will stroll the trails as they listen to live music and taste Chefs’ creations. Naturalists on site will provide education and community awareness around ecological conservation. The evening will conclude with sweet endings, photo opportunities, and performing artists.


September 9, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friends of Johnson Nature Center
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Is this event charitable?
Is this event local within metropolitan Detroit?
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Friends of Johnson Nature Center
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Johnson Nature Center
Please explain what this charity supports, i.e., programs, services, etc.
Friends of the Johnson Nature Center supports the mission of the Johnson Nature Center through ecological conservation, community outreach, volunteerism, and fundraising. Friends of JNC is focusing this year’s fundraising efforts in the following areas: Land development and conservation work, including continued invasive species remediation and native species planting on the property Restore the aging sugar bush Complete phase two and three of the wayfaring and interpretive signage throughout Johnson Nature Center
Which categories does this event fall under? (Please check all that apply)
Activism, Cooking, Drink, Entertainment, Fundraiser, Garden/Landscape, Restaurant, Wine Tasting
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Education and Awareness
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Afterglow, Music, V.I.P. Reception
Registration Requirements
Sponsorship opportunity information is located on our website. Tickets will be on sale August 1st. Only sponsors and ticketed guests at this event.
Dress Code
Dress for the weather. This is an outdoor event. Guest will walk a .25 mile trail for the strolling dinner. Shoes should be trail appropriate.
Parking Guidelines
Complementary Valet
COVID-19 Protocols
None outdoor event
Celebrity/Special Guest
Sylvan Table's Chef Chris Gadulka and the Alchemi's Chef Johnny Prepolec
Tito's Handmade Vodka Arugus Logistics Hour Magazine Make Food Not Waste Plante Moran English Gardens Shunyia and Co. Premier Private Physicians
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Johnson Nature Center
3325 Franklin Rd
Bloomfield Hills MI,MI48302Canada
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