February 3, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Since 1818, farmers have relied on the Farmers’ Almanac for homey wit and uncannily accurate weather predictions to inform their planting, harvesting, and day-to-day living. In 2015, Slow Food New York City, continuing a Food Systems Network NYC tradition, will sponsor the fifth annual Food Almanac, a food and farming prognostication inspired by the Farmers’ Almanac.
The Food Almanac is a singular opportunity for food-active individuals to consider all things food and farming in the New Year. This year, a panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming – “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience.”
While the topic is sobering, not all will be food for thought! Attendees also will enjoy local wine, beer, and seasonal snacks.
Moderator: Jennifer G. Phillips, Gansvoort Farm and Bard Center for Environmental Policy
- Joseph Musso, Senior Program Manager, Agency Resiliency, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
- Sacha Spector, Conservation Biologist, Scenic Hudson
- Bina Venkataraman, Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute and Op-Ed Columnist, The Boston Globe
- Amanda Andrews, Farmer, Tamarack Hollow Farm
- Gwen Schantz, Urban Farmer, Brooklyn Grange CEO
Proceeds from this unique, informative, and fun event, produced by the SFNYC Food and Farm Policy Committee, will benefit the not-for-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program of support for the good food education of New York City children at 16 schools around the City and on an educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn. Urban Harvest activities include edible school gardens, cooking classes, field trips, good food courses, and student run “farmstands” offering fresh, local produce to school and neighboring communities.
Location: Brooklyn Winery – 213 North 8th St. (btn. Driggs & Roebling), Brooklyn
Slow Food Members – $40*
Slow Food Non-members – $50*
* Add $5 to your ticket purchase to support the Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program of good food education for NYC kids at 16 schools and an East New York, Brooklyn educational, urban farm.
March 7, 2015
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Times Center in New York City. It runs from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM. To apply to attend, please fill out the online form. Please note: due to the overwhelming response to the event, applying does not guarantee admittance. We will respond to each application to let you know if we are able to accommodate you at the event. If we cannot accommodate you, we encourage you to host or attend a viewing party. TEDxManhattan viewing parties are a great way to bring people together to mingle, eat and learn.
April 25, 2015
This seminal event is a forum to educate people about growing food, making healthy and sustainable food choices and incorporating broader policies and programs that affect our food sources and our communities.
The Conference is expected to draw nearly 1,000 attendees including educators, farmers, advocates, policy regulators, parents, students, concerned citizens and non-profit organizations from across Long Island and the tri-state areas. It will feature interactive educational workshops led by expert panelists, a riveting keynote by Stephen Ritz, exhibits from local businesses, networking opportunities and much more.
Registration will begin in late February. For more information, please call 516-626-0908.