AN EVENING OF AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CUISINE & LIVELY MARIMBA MUSIC
at RESTORATION OAKS RANCH to SUPPORT THE BARNABAS MIGISHA PROJECT
September 15, 2019 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
5:00 P.M. : Masanga Marimba, Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, Silent Auction Opens
7:00 P.M. : Videotaped Interview with Barnabas, Presentation, Q & A
8:00 P.M. : Event/ Silent Auction Closes
Proceeds from this annual event and other direct donations go to support our friend Barnabas Mwesiga, his farming and feeding team, his sports ministry and his 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. A Christian man who is acting on his faith, Barnabas has a dream of hope. Hope for an economically strong future and a spiritually and physically well-fed equatorial Africa..
ABOUT THE EVENT
Hosted at Restoration Oaks Ranch every year, Wild Farmlands' African Party On The Ranch is an energetic fundraising party featuring lively African music, video, presentation and Q&A. The video and discussion will revolve around the food needs and economic conditions of equatorial Africa, and the accomplishments & resource needs of Barnabas, his team and his Migisha Farm in Uganda.
Restoration Oaks Ranch is a 955 acre cattle grazing ranch, UPick berry farm and outdoor education landscape nestled in the wild oak woodlands of 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.
Chef Brett Stephen of High on the Hog Catering, Inc. will be preparing the authentic African hors d' ouervres and desserts. 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 banana leaf, Ebinyebwa (Ugandan beef and Groundnut Stew), and a fabulous Mandanzi with Blueberry Gastrique for dessert.
Masanga Marimba (click and listen) are are a diverse and accomplished group of musicians that have chosen to specialize in marimba. They 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 building team.
CAN'T MAKE IT?
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. Below is a short list of some of our previous sponsors: