Monday, July 12, 2010

ADVOCACY: Upcoming Events

Support People’s Garden NYC’s Effort to Plant a Garden at City Hall!

People’s Garden NYC is actively petitioning Mayor Bloomberg to plant a vegetable garden at the front steps of our City Hall. The petition calls for the garden to be tended by NYC public school students, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and our region's talented gardeners and farmers. The harvest will be donated to a nearby food pantry to feed the hungry.

In the next few weeks, folks from People's Garden NYC will be visiting Chubby Bunny’s pickup site to gather signatures and talk more about the petition campaign. You can also visit to sign the petition online and learn more!

Greenmarket Chef’s Tour and Taste Luncheon
Thursday, July 22
nd, 11:00am

Help bring farm fresh food and farmers into NYC schools while enjoying a great lunch! Henry restaurant and Chef Mark Barrett will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the local 116th Street Greenmarket followed by a seasonally inspired lunch menu made from the day’s bounty. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Greenmarket’s Youth Education Project. Make reservations with the Greenmarket Manager or at Henry’s (2745 Broadway at 105th Street).

Basics of Local Seasonal Cooking

Wednesday, July 21st, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this class, you'll learn how to create meals centered on the bounty of locally-grown produce.

Cost is $18 and pre-registration is required by Monday July 19th. Click here to download the registration form.

Location: 197 East Broadway (near the East Broadway F)

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