AN EVENING OF AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CUISINE & LIVELY MARIMBA MUSIC
at RESTORATION OAKS RANCH to SUPPORT THE MIGISHA FARM IN UGANDA
One Sunday in September, 4:30 - 8:00 P.M.

 

4:30 - Tour of Selected Regenerative Farm Project Sites
5:00 - Reception
5:45 - Dinner, Masanga Marimba
7:00 - Presentation, Q & A
8:00 - Close

 

Proceeds from this annual event and other direct donations go to support our friend Barnabas Mwesiga and the Migisha Farm, located in the rural Mbarara District of Uganda.  Barnabas is a small rural farmer that uses his farm to teach local people how to raise food and cash crops and get them to market. His effort is giving people hope and building local economies.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Hosted at the Restoration Oaks Ranch every year in September, Wild Farmlands' African Dinner At The Ranch is an energetic fund raising dinner featuring lively African music and a presentation discussing the conditions, accomplishments and needs of Barnabas Mwesiga and the Migisha Farm.

The Venue

Restoration Oaks Ranch is a 955 acre cattle grazing ranch, UPick berry farm and outdoor education landscape nestled in the wild oak woodlands of the Santa Barbara County. The ranch is located 4 miles south of the city of Buellton and 5 miles north of the Gaviota tunnel right off of US Highway 101.

The reception will take place in the ranch house courtyard. The meal and entertainment will take place on the ranch house lawn- including dancing if you are so inclined.... The presentation and Q&A will take place inside the ranch house after the meal.

The Food

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Chef Brett Stephen of High on the Hog Catering, Inc. will be preparing the authentic African meal. Chef Brett has worked at some of the areas best restaurants including Square One, Zen Yai, Bouchon, Epiphany, the La Cumbre Country Club, The Ballard Inn, Full Of Life Flatbread, and Industrial Eats. 

Previous year's menus have included Savory Fried Pastry (brought to Uganda by Indian immigrants), Muchomo (assorted skewered meats grilled over an oak pit), fresh fish wrapped in bannana leaf, Ebinyebwa (Ugandan beef and Groundnut Stew), and a fabulous Mandanzi with Blueberry Gastrique for dessert.

 

The Music

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Masanga Marimba (click and listen) are spectacular! The atmosphere they create is joyous and reflects well the energy and attitude of the rural Ugandan people that we are supporting through Barnabas and his small farm. 

 

 

Ticket Availability

We will have 80 plates and 9 tables available for this year's African Dinner on the Ranch. Each table seats 8. Contact Shay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 805-886-7919) for more information and to inquire about tickets.

CASH & IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS

We can't thank our cash and in-kind sponsors enough. If you or your organization would like to sponsor the event, please let Shay know, we would love to talk to you.

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