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. |
This is a singular opportunity for food-active individuals to consider all things food and farming in 2015. A panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming - "Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience." Attendees will enjoy local wines & beers accompanied by seasonal snacks, so while the topic is sobering, not all will be food for thought!
Date: Tuesday,February 3, 2015
Time: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Amanda Andrews, Farmer, Tamarack Hollow Farm
Joseph Musso, Senior Program Manager, Agency Resiliency, Office of the Mayor, City of New York
Gwen Schantz, Farmer, CEO Brooklyn Grange
Sacha Spector, Conservation Biologist, Scenic Hudson,
Bina Venkataraman, Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute, MIT; Op-Ed Columnist, The Boston Globe
Moderator: Jennifer Phillips, Gansvoort Farm; Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Hilary Baum, Baum Forum, Public Market Partners, Chefs for the Marcellus
Mary Cleaver, Cleaver Company and The Green Table, SFNYC Snailblazer
Peter Hoffman, Back Forty West, SFNYC Snailblazer
Bill Telepan, Telepan, SFNYC Snailblazer
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.
If you cannot attend, you can still make an Urban Harvest Contribution at http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=2740.
Brooklyn Winery (View)
213 N. 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|