Our Local Council Woman, Letitia James will be sponsoring a neighborhood Food Conference this Saturday. You know we’ll be there, and we’re bringing the smoothie bike! Come on down to learn the benefits of Urban Gardening (yes, it exists!), supporting local Farmers Markets, and healthy eating in general. Plus, any event with the words FREE and BBQ in the description is worth crashing.
Heres how it should be going down:
12:30-1:00pm – Registration
1:00 – 1:50pm – Introduction by Council Member Letitia James, followed by guest speaker Yonette Fleming of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden and the Bed-Stuy farmer’s market, and performance by Professor Louie, the Poet of the Streets.
2:00 – 2:50pm – Workshop period
3:00 – 3:50pm – Workshop period
4:00 – 6:00pm – closing activities with food, entertainment, & meeting your elected officials.
Current workshops (titles subject to change, participants still being confirmed):
Where to Food Shop Now: Food Coops, Community Supported Agriculture & Farmers Markets, w/ …
Envisioning a New Neighborhood Food System: Improving food options for the future.
Growing Our Own Food: Backyard & Community Gardens, and Urban Farms.
You Are What You Eat: Eating healthy for life, beauty, health, and intelligence – with Erin Kaplin of Greene Hill Food Co-op and Nancy Romer,
Healthy Eating with EBT at the Farmers Market: Alexis Stevens of Greenmarket; Kim Bylander, DOH Stellar Markets Program; Maureen Bowen and Cynthia Chukwueze, nutritionists from The Brooklyn Hospital Center