City Sprouts is launching its annual CommuniTEA + COFFEE series this Saturday, October 14 with a kickoff potluck brunch. City Sprouts will provide a baked egg casserole featuring eggs from our chickens and vegetables from our gardens. Community members are invited to attend and may bring a favorite brunch dish to share. CommuniTEA + COFFEE is held from 10am to 12noon each Saturday morning October through March at City Sprouts’ Education Center, at 4002 Seward Street. Throughout the series, City Sprouts’ CommuniTEA + COFFEE offers free coffee, tea, and healthy snacks, alongside garden-related activities for kids and adults, garden-related books to check out, and volunteers happy to chat. CommuniTEA + COFFEE was launched in 2016 in an effort to build community among neighbors and offer an informal space to discuss gardening, food, and other related topics. During last year’s series, community members enjoyed having a place to meet new friends, make scrumptious food, and sip warm beverages every Saturday morning. City Sprouts Community Engagement Coordinator, Shannon Gennardo, who hosts CommuniTEA + COFFEE, stated, “We are thrilled to offer a warm, laid back space for community members to connect during the winter months again this year. When things slow down in the garden, it’s nice to be able to stop in for a chat and get to know your neighbors.” Community members and local media are invited to attend the first CommuniTEA + COFFEE of the season and see what City Sprouts does on Saturday mornings throughout the cooler months. City Sprouts welcomes folks to come for a minute or stay for the morning. This series is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.