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Local farmer to speak at Pillsbury National Convention
Published on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 (10:15 p.m.)Contact: Rosalind Brooks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Roz Brooks of Vegas Roots Community Garden to speak at National Pillsbury Convention here in Las Vegas.
This weekend in Las Vegas, 100 temporary baking stations will be set up at the Aria Resort & Casino for 100 home bakers who made the final cut in the 46th annual Pillsbury Bake-Off.
Las Vegas, NV (Nov. 7, 2013) – Local resident, Rosalind Brooks, who is a health and wellness expert and also the founder and farmer of Vegas Roots Community Garden, will be one of 5 speakers who will kick-off the convention of baking and dough. Literally, as the grand prize purse is a whopping $1 million dollars!
The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest (PBO) began in 1949 as the “Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest.” That first contest was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Pillsbury executives and their advertising agency created the contest as an opportunity to promote Pillsbury Best Flour and as a way for homemakers to share their original recipes.
The other guest speakers alongside Roz will be supermarket guru Phil Lempert, GE Appliances marketing manager Jonathan Bostock, food editor of General Mills Madison Mayberry, Food Correspondent Chef Jon Ashton.
Roz's speech is titled, "From Caliche to Community to Courageous" in which she will shed light on her journey and how we can successfully grow food here in Las Vegas in the middle of the desert, with scorching summer heat, and very little rain. "It's easier than people think", Brooks says.
For more information about Roz Brooks and Vegas Roots, visit www.vegasroots.org.
About Roz Brooks
Roz Brooks is a native Nevadan who taught in CCSD for 7 years, runs and directs our community garden and is a health and wellness coach. She works with the community as an ally, to help them take stock of their wellness, envision themselves living their healthiest life, and gives step by step guidance on changing their current mindset related to growing food and eating in a more health conscious way. She also gives the support needed to make long lasting dietary changes, which start in the garden.
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