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Meet the Woman Helping Change the Way Brooklyn Eats: Reverend Melony Samuels, the founder of the largest food pantry  in the borough, is fighting poverty and changing her neighborhood’s relationship to healthy food.  Read more......
     - Civil Eats by Julia Devin March 21, 2019

On May 15th, God’s Love We Deliver hosts A very special Community Table Event with a "food as medicine" inspired cooking demonstration and conversation with Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Dr. Robert Graham, a Harvard-trained phyisian, food activist, chef and co-founder of Fresh Medicine. Purchase tickets here..

Night Out for No Kid Hungry on May 29, 2019 in NYC. Join up for a one-of-a-kind dining experience
with 15 top chefs tableside in support of No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. Read more...

34th Annual Chef's Tribute To Citymeals: On June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm at Rockefeller Center. For the past 33 years, Citymeals has gathered the most brilliant minds in today’s culinary scene at Rockefeller Center to prepare and present unique dishes to over 1,000 guests. Purchase tables or tickets here...

for your organization?
 Jamba will deliver smoothies to your event, collect the money, promote the event, and donate a percentage of proceeds to the organization of your choice.


The Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens
Applications for the 2019 Master Composter Certificate Course.  Details here...

Dig! Plant! Grow! Salad Days: Explore the spring crops (and lots of lettuce!) growing in the garden, mix and make your own salad take-home packet of herblicious salad dressing and make a plant-parts salad art collage. Tuesday, May 14, 1:30–5:30pm. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. More information here...

Learn about South Asian Medicinal Plants that grow in this region on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at Drew Gardens.  Password is required to register here... Use "growtolearn."

Family Art Project:  Bioblitz Myths & Imaginary
Species for Biodiversity Day, May 18th & 19th
at Wave Hill. 
Find make-believe animals and plants that may just exist.  Create your own species using upcycled electronic parts and other recycled materials, and place them in their very own habitats. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noonRead more..

Edenwald Green Neighborhoold Forest Restoration, May 18th from 9 AM - 12 PM Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Seton Falls Park! You will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem Read more...

Join Park Beautification Volunteer Day with The Women of Woodlawn In conjunction with Friends of Van Cortlandt on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Our hands-on service projects will improve the Northeast section of Van Cortlandt Park
and Woodlawn playground. Flyer here...

Celebrate Summer Solstice Weekend at the
New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy
June 22-23, 2019.
Enjoy the first big harvest of the growing season with music, recipes,
garden and craft activities.  Read more.





"You want to tell people that their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?  Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx who are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country.  Tell that to the families of Flint."
     -Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the Day,  March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard

Local Food Carts and Trucks Will Soon Learn their ABCs:
The NYC's letter grading program on restaurants is now being applied to food carts and trucks, according to the New York City Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mobile food vendors will begin receiving grades in December 2018 and will be subjected to a similar scoring system as restaurants, receiving points for violations that will add up to a total inspection score corresponding to a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C.” Read more..

How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street
to Feed the Hungry.
A small non-profit is saving high-quality leftover food before it gets thrown away and diverting it to needy New Yorkers: It's 10 minutes after closing time and kitchen workers are busy cleaning up an empty Tribeca restaurant. What remains of the day’s menu has been dropped into tin trays that are stacked and waiting for pickup. Just a few years ago, the food that didn’t make it into a $10 lunch bowl would have been thrown away, trucked out of town and left to rot in a landfill. Today, these leftovers are headed to a different location. Read more on Politico...

The new Edible Academy Now Open at NYBG:
 A state-of-the-art educational facility featuring hands-on activities and innovative programs that help children, families, teachers, and the general public
learn about growing and preparing vegetables, fruit, and herbs while encouraging a lifelong interest in
gardening, nutrition awareness, and more.


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