What can be better than sourcing local food? Come to the 2012 Slow Food Central NJ’s “EAT SLOW” Winter Farmers Markets in December, January and February and stock up on locally produced meats, breads, mushrooms, cheeses, wine, baked goods, sweets, pies and much more.
Learn How to Live Green in NYC! Wednesday October 10th from 10AM to 5PM at Union Square. Free and Open to the Public!
About Your Host: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life. Whether it’s operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you’re a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you! Make a donation to support a better NYC.
- Relevant, action-oriented workshops led by The New School and others
- Interactive art projects and presentations
- DIY tutorials on weatherization techniques and much more
- Walk through “Recyclarium” and learn how 3Rs work hosted by Sims Metal Management
- Learn about New York City’s Bike Share program with Citibank
- Watch chefs go head to head at a Solar Cook-Off with locally grown, seasonal food
- Make Green Art for all ages
- Onsite textile and cell phone recycling
- Buy farm fresh produce at one of the country’s largest and best Greenmarket
- Meet local leaders in the sustainability movement
Communities regain a figurative “town square”, experiencing connecting with other farmers markets nationally.
We applaud the explosive proliferation of farmers markets in the USA. In 1994, there were approximately 1,755 farmers markets in the United States. In 2010 their numbers have more than tripled â€” to approximately 7,100. In excess of 3 million consumers shop and more than 60,000 farmers sell at these markets annually. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that these markets generate at least $1.3 billion in consumer spending each year. The Farmers Market Coalition is driven by three complimentary goals. We call it our triple bottom line. Farmers earn fair prices for the fruits of their labor by selling directly to consumers. Consumers gain access to fresh, nutritious, local produce.
Welcome to the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Edible Schoolyard NOLA changes the way kids eat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families and school community.
“The garden helps me make healthy choices.”- S. J. Charter 6th grader
Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESY NOLA) changes the way kids eat, learn, and live at five (5) FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community. We do this by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs. ESY NOLA involves students in all aspects of growing, harvesting, preparing and enjoying food together as a means of awakening their senses, cultivating a school environment that promotes a sense of pride and responsibility for our land and natural resources, and developing a love of fresh, seasonal foods. http://www.esynola.org/