Calendar of Events

November 22, 2014

Healthy Planet’s 21st Annual Healthy, Green & Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Lecture Celebration!

Healthy Planet’s 21st Annual Healthy, Green & Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Lecture Celebration!

One of Long Island’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinners!
(and yes, it’s Turkey-Free!)
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• This 21-year-new tradition includes a delicious feast made up of healthy, eco-friendly, sustainable fare lovingly created and brought by our attendees!

• So bring your family, friends, & YOUR BEST entirely plant-based dish, hear live music, and share an evening of fun, & growth.

• You’ll arrive to a delicious Fall Soup, (generously created by 7 Angelica Farms), live music and friends — old and new! After socializing comes the legendary Turkey-Free feast, made up of the delicious and creative, entirely-plant-based dishes brought by… YOU! Following dinner will be a talk designed to educate and enlighten…

• A Veritable Feast with friends & food galore! • Kids under 12 are free!

• This is the 21st year of this very meaningful new tradition, so we look forward to celebrating with many of our new and old friends!
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This event is being sponsored by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, and will be held in their Farmingdale meeting hall.

Start: November 22, 2014 5:00 PM
End: November 22, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Molloy College Suffolk Center
Address:
7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY, 11735, United States
Cost: $10 for HealthyPlanet members $15 for gen'l public

November 20, 2014

Grassroots Environmental Education Fall Fundraising Dinner

Grassroots Environmental Education Fall Fundraising Dinner

 

Grassroots promises delicious starters with a glass of organic wine, followed by a classic farm-to-table dinner, a short talk by our esteemed honoree Dr. John Wargoand unusual and fun auction items, all delivered in a beautiful setting at their Westchester home, Wainwright House!

There will be visual displays of some of their programs so that you can see GRASSROOTS in action!

And for you foodies, we are the lucky recipients of four very large blue hubbard squashes from Orient Organic Farm, which will be turned into something delicious for your dinner.

Please join us in honoring Dr. John Wargo, Yale Professor and Author of “Green Intelligence:  Creating Environments that Protect Human Health,” Thursday, November 20th at the Wainwright House.

Please RSVP here: 

Start: November 20, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 20, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Wainright House
Phone: 914-422-3141
Address:
260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, NY, United States
Cost: 100.00

Rain Garden Workshop – November 20

Rain Garden Workshop

at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

Raingardening is catching on as something that everyone on Long Island can do to help with coastal resiliency and mitigating pollution to our waters post-Sandy. Join national raingarden expert Rusty Schmidt as he demonstrates how easy and fun it is to turn any ordinary garden into a raingarden that can also help the local environment.

Mr. Schmidt, a wildlife biologist and landscape ecologist who has built over 1,000 raingardens, trained numerous raingarden trainers, and co-authored the “Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens,” will share design and installation recommendations for deep-rooted native plants and grasses which help slow runoff velocity.

Workshops are geared toward conservation professionals, homeowners, landscape professionals, gardeners, and anyone interested in growing beautiful plants and improving our streams and water-bodies. Presentation topics include sizing, modeling, and complete details for a simple raingarden.

Cost for the workshop is $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals. Payments will be accepted by check or money order. Light refreshments are included in the price. Space is limited, registration required one week prior to each session. To register email K.C. at nassauswcd2@optonline.net or call (516) 364-5860. Checks or money orders should be made out to NCSWCD or Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Start: November 20, 2014 2:00 PM
End: November 20, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Waterfront Center
Phone: 516-364-5860
Address:
West End Ave, Oyster Bay, NY, United States
Cost: $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals

November 19, 2014

Rain Garden Workshop – November 19th

Rain Garden Workshop

at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

Raingardening is catching on as something that everyone on Long Island can do to help with coastal resiliency and mitigating pollution to our waters post-Sandy. Join national raingarden expert Rusty Schmidt as he demonstrates how easy and fun it is to turn any ordinary garden into a raingarden that can also help the local environment.

Mr. Schmidt, a wildlife biologist and landscape ecologist who has built over 1,000 raingardens, trained numerous raingarden trainers, and co-authored the “Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens,” will share design and installation recommendations for deep-rooted native plants and grasses which help slow runoff velocity.

Workshops are geared toward conservation professionals, homeowners, landscape professionals, gardeners, and anyone interested in growing beautiful plants and improving our streams and water-bodies. Presentation topics include sizing, modeling, and complete details for a simple raingarden.

Cost for the workshop is $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals. Payments will be accepted by check or money order. Light refreshments are included in the price. Space is limited, registration required one week prior to each session. To register email K.C. at nassauswcd2@optonline.net or call (516) 364-5860. Checks or money orders should be made out to NCSWCD or Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Start: November 19, 2014 9:30 AM
End: November 19, 2014 11:30 AM
Venue: Waterfront Center
Address:
West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771, United States
Cost: $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals

November 18, 2014

Slow Food NYC’s 3rd Annual Spirits of NY Event

This event features Spirits exclusively made in New York.

Slow Food NYC and New York Distilling Company are pleased to collaborate on the third annual Spirits of New York Event featuring spirits made in New York, with most ingredients grown and produced in New York or, otherwise, fair/direct traded.

Selected regional producers’ beverages — vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack — will be served up neat and in tantalizing, season and place-inspired cocktails for truly local libation. This is your opportunity to taste some of the best booze in the state and also meet their makers.

Local, artisanal spirits producers are at the forefront of an exciting revolution: re-invigorating small scale, regional spirits production and helping build vibrant, local farm, and food economies by supporting local farmers and creating local jobs… and doing so deliciously.

Start: November 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: New York Distilling Company
Address:
79 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Cost: $40 general/$30 member

November 14, 2014

Screening of “Grazers: A Cooperative Story”

Friday, November 14th and 16th; Screening of “Grazers: A Cooperative Story

New York State loses a farm every three days, and with it a way of life, generations of farming knowledge, small town infrastructure and a whole landscape. For two years Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale filmed with a group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they attempt to form a cooperative to sell their grass fed beef. Grazers: A Cooperative Story is an intimate chronicle of the group’s struggle and illuminates timely issues regarding our food system: What is the true value of small farms? Can they realistically compete against an industrialized food system? Can the members survive their first year? At stake are their farms, the small communities around them, the health of the land and a way of life.

10:45 AM, Fri Nov 14 | IFC Center
4:45 PM, Sun Nov 16 | IFC Center

Filmmakers are expected to be in person for both screenings.

Start: November 14, 2014 10:45 AM
End: November 16, 2014 4:45 PM
Venue: IFC Center
Address:
323 Avenue of the Americas (@ West 3rd), , New York, NY, United States
Cost: 15.00

November 13, 2014

A Journey Through Tea with Slow Food North Shore

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Join Slow Food North Shore and Sip Tea Lounge for a journey through Tea.

Enjoy a night of tea and conversation as we travel through four countries in four courses.  Each course will represent a particular region and the tea will be paired with a sweet or savory treat from the Sip Tea Lounge kitchen.  Reservations are limited and spaces fill quickly so please register in advance for this special event.  We look forward to sharing tea with you.
Please indicate if you are Gluten-Free upon registration.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sip Tea Lounge
286C New York Avenue
Huntington NY 11743
631-683-5777

Sip Tea Tasting Menu

Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-journey-through-tea-with-slow-food-north-shore-tickets-13816717173

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Start: November 13, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 13, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Sip Tea Lounge
Address:
286 New York Ave, Huntington, NY, United States
Cost: $25

November 2, 2014

2nd Annual NYC Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (10:00am to 5:00pm)

On November 2, 2014, local farmers, chefs, and distributors will convene at Hawthorne Valley Farm for the 2nd Annual Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit to discuss challenges and celebrate successes of the current local food system.The day will focus on ways stakeholders can come together to strengthen and expand the supply chain of organic and sustainably-grown food to New York City restaurants.Through workshops, panel discussions, and structured networking attendees will have the opportunity to directly connect in an action oriented environment to address challenges in distribution, scalability, and communication. While last year’s Summit was focused mainly on understanding the local landscape (alternative distribution, Certified Organic vs. natural labeling, marketing ideas for independent restaurants), this year’s event is taking a closer look at the challenges of scalability for both restaurants and growers.Topics will include:

  • Using Technology to Manage Food Waste
  • Scalability in the Local Food Network
  • Developing Direct Distribution Channels
  • The Slow Food Producer Matrix: Leveraging the Slow Food Network

Transportation to and from the event from NYC, morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon refreshment are included in admission.

Location: Hawthorne Valley Farm (327 County Route 21C, Ghent, New York 12075)

Venue Information: http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org/

 

Start: November 2, 2014 10:00 AM
End: November 2, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: Hawthorne Valley Farm
Phone: 518-672-4465
Address:
327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY, 12075, United States
Cost: 30

September 28, 2014

Chefs Collaborative’s 6th Annual Sustainable Food Summit

Chefs Collaborative’s Sustainable Food Summit brings hundreds of chefs and food professionals together from across the country to share ideas and get inspired. It is a powerful opportunity to connect in-person with community members that share a commitment to help fix America’s broken food system. Continue reading

Start: September 28, 2014
End: September 30, 2014
Venue: Boulder Theater
Phone: (303) 786-7030
Address:
2032 14th St, Boulder, CO, 80302, United States
Cost: $325 for members // $475 for non-members

August 17, 2014

Members Only Poolside Potluck Dinner

SAVE THE DATE

A Members Only* – Poolside Potluck & BBQ 
Private Home, Old Westbury, NY

Please bring a homemade dish to share – preferably including one or more local ingredients.

If your membership lapsed, or you want to join for your first time, click here.
(*Membership must be current – members are welcome to bring a guest)

Stay tuned for more information.

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Start: August 17, 2014 5:00 PM
End: August 17, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Private Home
Address:
TBA, United States
Cost: $10
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