It’s “Spring Ahead” this Sunday somewhere in the ball park area of 2 a.m. on Sunday morning…don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour! The birds are singing, the Greenmarket is selling apple blossom branches…can you feel it? A new season is whispering “I’m on my way…”
In the mean time, here are some more local food events to look forward to this week:
Friday, March 7th @ 7 PM – $10
Edible Estates: Attack on the front lawn
New York Public Library, 5th Ave. at 42nd St.
A panel of diverse professionals discuss the merits of trading in the old front lawn. “One front lawn at a time, the Edible Estate project is replacing the domestic front lawn with a highly productive, edible, organic garden landscape.” ($10 either on-line or at the door)
Friday, March 7th @ 7PM – Free
Reading: Mark Winne “Closing the Food Gap”
Bluestockings 172 Allen St.
In “Closing the Food Gap,” food activist and journalist Mark Winne reports how access to healthy and affordable food has widened in the U.S. since the 1960’s. Looking at community gardens, food banks, farmers’ markets and food policy, Winne offers a realistic vision for getting locally produced, healthy food onto everyone’s table.
Saturday, March 8 10 AM-4 PM –
27th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom
Edible NYC: Green it! Grow it! Eat it!
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Palm House, 1000 Washington Avenue
http://www.bbg.org/vis2/2008/mbb/ (check out website and print flier for free admission)
All day event at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden complete with panels, workshops, networking, movie screenings, and book signings
Wednesday, March 12 6:30-9
Tastebuds NYC at Marshall Stack
66 Rivington (corner of Allen St.)
“Tastebuds is a community for those of us who work in the food biz and love food. Whether you work behind the scenes on food security issues, toil at the sauce station, are planning the next Farm to Table project, or regularly use “grassy” and other snobby adjectives to describe your favorite cheese, this is your opportunity to expand your network and community.” The minds behind Eating Liberally (http://www.eatingliberally.org/) will be this month’s special guests!
Bon apetit and see you soon,