Mex 1’s Featured Cocktail, ‘Seeds of Summer,’ To Benefit the Green Heart Project
Charleston, SC– Local restaurant Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is partnering with local non-profit organization, the Green Heart Project, throughout the month of July to feature a cocktail named ‘Seeds of Summer’ in support of the Green Heart Project’s school garden programs for the upcoming school year.
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina will feature ‘Seeds of Summer,’ a seasonally-inspired watermelon-mint margarita at both the West Ashley and Sullivan’s Island locations during the month of July. This refreshing cocktail will include local grapefruit mint from the Green Heart Project’s school gardens, grown and maintained by elementary school students across the Charleston area. $1 from every drink sold will go towards the non-profit’s “Back to School” fundraiser, directly supporting its school garden programming for the 2018-2019 school year.
“We are excited to team up with the Green Heart Project and to share ‘Seeds of Summer’ with our guests,” says Mex 1’s Beverage Director Morgan Hurley. “We’re stoked to be able to fundraise for the Green Heart Project, and the fact that we’re able to use ingredients grown fresh in a garden run by the students at Mitchell Elementary makes it even more special.”
Additionally, the Green Heart Project will join Mex 1 at the Charleston Margarita Festival on Friday, July 20th. Together with the Mex 1 team, Green Heart volunteers will promote the July fundraising campaign, educate attendees about the Green Heart Project’s mission, and of course, serve the delicious local, summer-inspired margarita.
“We are excited to partner with Mex 1 to celebrate one of our favorite summer fruits, watermelon, with our garden-grown mint!” says Executive Director, Drew Harrison. “It’s always fun getting some of our student-grown produce into the hands of our restaurant supporters when school is not in session, and we’re grateful for Mex 1’s support!”
About the Green Heart Project:
Founded in 2009, the Green Heart Project is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds experiential learning projects and school garden programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education and community, the Green Heart Project pairs local volunteers with students to maintain school gardens while teaching academic standards, food & nutrition and interpersonal skills. The Green Heart Project currently reaches over 1,200 students across six school sites. For more information on how to get involved, please visit our website at www.greenheartsc.org. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@GreenHeartCHS)!