A few happenings as we march into April (pun intended).
Wishing you the first of the spring salad greens,
Saturday, March 29
Just Food 8th Annual CSA Conference at Teachers College
Teachers College Columbia University 525 W. 120th St. in Manhattan
Saturday, March 29 2pm-4pm
Slow Food: Health, Herbs, and Cooking
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Health, Herbs, and Cooking class taught by Sandra McLean
Slow Food is a growing international movement dedicated to preserving authenticity and diversity in our food traditions. Slow Food promotes the use of many locally-grown fruits and vegetables, instead of the narrow range of food plants typically grown on huge factory farms and shipped around the world. In a city renowned for its fast pace, local chapter Slow Food NYC savors and defends the slow traditions that make our city unique. In this two-day workshop, you will learn what the Slow Food movement is and how you can become a part of it in your daily life.
2 Saturdays: March 29; April 5 | 2–4 p.m.
$44 member, $48 nonmember
(Fee includes $5 materials charge.)
Sunday, March 30 5-8
Greened Edge Supper Club Conversation: Urban Composting
reBar: 147 Front Street, DUMBO
Bring your favorite organic seasonal dish to share for the monthly local smorgasbord. Also bring a copy of your recipe to enter to win a copy of The Real Food Revival by Sherri Brooks Vinton. Also you can bring your ConEd account number to sign-up for WIND Power and receive $10 off your next Eco-Eatery Tour. Daniel Tainow, Compost Educator, from the Queens Botanical Garden will discuss how we can compost in our urban homes. The average New York City household throws away two pounds of organic waste each day. This adds up to over one million tons of organic waste per year, most of which is transported to landfills. The transportation of waste is very expensive and causes pollution. When organic waste is buried in landfills, it is cut off from oxygen and decomposers. By throwing away compostable materials we not only use up precious landfill space, we also discard a valuable resource that can help to grow beautiful gardens, lawns, and houseplants.
Saturday, April 5 12 noon
Food for Thought Film Festival
Community Space at Good Shepherd
108 Cooper St. at 207 St. in Inwood
Directions: A train to 207 St.
Nani Ola Productions is presenting the second annual Food For Thought Film Festival for April 2008, presenting films about our most important life sustaining resource; food. The purpose of the film festival is to educate the public on issues regarding our current food systems including modern food production, distribution and consumption, and their effects on our health, the environment, human rights, and local and global economies. The screenings will be free to the public to encourage the maximum community attendance. This year’s program will include three feature films: King Corn, Life and Debt and Black Gold. There will also be a screening of the trailer for Asparagus: Stalking the American Life and an excerpt from the film Birdsong and Coffee, and other short films.
Michelle Obama on Food
Here’s an excerpt from Lauren Collins’ recent profile on Michelle Obama ‘The Other Obama’ in the March 10, 2008 New Yorker.