May 25, 2013
Please join the folks at Gateway Community Gardens for a free workshop on “Growing Vegetables in Small Places”
Learn how to plant seeds in containers and what to plant each season
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
Why do we march?
- Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
- In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
- Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
- For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
- Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.
May 22, 2013
The smell and taste of good food can transport us across continents. But how do New York City chefs, who serve cuisine from far off places, achieve the same effect while focusing on Greenmarket ingredients?
This panel discussion and tasting will delve into the stories behind dishes that recall flavors from afar but which re-emerge here in the city, made with ingredients grown in the Northeast.
Speakers include Romy Dorotan of Purple Yam, Carl Christian Frederiksen of Aamanns, Hiroko Shimbo, author of Hiroko’s American Kitchen, and more!
This event is hosted in collaboration with Greenmarkets GrowNYC through Slow Food NYC’s Snail of Approval Collaboration series.
Location: International Culinary Center (ICC) – 462 Broadway (btn Grand & Broome); Manhattan
Tickets: $10 suggested donation / reservations required (use ticketing link)
May 17, 2013
Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who “pilots” these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. In vivid, readable style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to ground the drones, and ways to move forward.
In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us
The Seed is a two-day fair that celebrates veganism and promotes cruelty-free alternatives for every aspect of modern-day life. Hungry? Scrumptious plant-based food from the city’s finest vegan restaurants will be on sale. Need inspiration? The Seed’s lineup of more than 30 world-renowned speakers, including professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, will expand your horizons. Looking for stimulating conversation? Award-winning films will be screened — including Turlock and Bethany’s Story — and followed by lively Q&A’s with the directors. Finally, if you’re not too exhausted, you can check out the vast market of animal-friendly products and services. Don’t miss the vegan revolution sure to sprout from The Seed.
May 16, 2013
The Horticultural Society of New York presents their 3rd Annual Urban Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference will focus on increasing the awareness of food security in our struggling economy and will explore the potential of food production in urban environments as a prominent and viable alternative.
Every day the trip from farm to plate is growing smaller in cities with the expansion of Urban Agriculture. The UAC will bring together gardeners, landscape designers, teachers, farmers, architects, parents, community organizers, and others to address challenges and share success stories. Themes to be explored: food and culture, community networks, sustainable urban agriculture, youth engagement, economics, local food sovereignty, policy, and more!
Slow Food NYC will moderate the panel discussion: Empowering Youth: Developing healthy habits, young leaders, and sustainable communities
- Casey Townsend (Boston Natural Areas Network)—Engaging Youth in Rooftop Farming in Boston’s Food Deserts
- Pamela Ito (The Horticultural Society of New York)—An Essential Marriage: Green Infrastructure & Food Production
- Erin Fiene (University of Colorado)—Healthy Kids, Healthy Scores
- Martina Kenworthy (Slow Food NYC)—Moderator
April 28, 2013
• Sacred Tea Ceremony ~
• Chi Kung in the Park ~
• Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis~
• Visit Chinese Apothecaries ~
• Spend a magical day in “Another Country”
Instructors: Eugene Zampieron, ND , AHG and Ellen Kamhi PhD RN
Register, mail check to: Natural Alternatives, PO BOX 525, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
800-829-0918 for more information
Cost: $45.00 ( student fee: $25.00)
“ Dr. Z”
April 21, 2013
Please join Slow Food Huntington for a dinner to meet and welcome our new board of directors. This will be our first dinner event of the year and it is open to all members and friends. West East Bistro has Slow Food Huntington’s “Snail of Approval,” due to their commitment to sourcing local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.
To purchase tickets, go to our eventbrite page; http://eastmeetseast-eorg.eventbrite.com/#
April 20, 2013
Want to know how to build your own raised bed of veggies this spring? Fox Hollow Farm in S. Huntington will tell you how on Saturday, April 20 from 1-4pm. Price is $35pp