definition: ... working together willingly for a common purpose
Update: Mar. 2015
The compost project is going to take off this year and we'll need more bins with which to distribute the finished compost. If you have spare buckets, plan to bring them to the first few distributions (and keep one for yourself). What works really well are big plastic kitty-litter buckets like the one pictured below.
This in from Rachel Boeglin...Freshkills Park's volunteer program is growing, and we're excited to get folks involved!
We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers who can commit to participating in several events this year. Those who are interested will have the chance to learn about the treasures of the park and its history, and be eligible to take on a leadership role in the volunteer program.
By Jessica Wohlander
New York’s food, farms, and agriculture are under threat from fracking, a dangerous gas-drilling method that threatens the purity of our water, air, and land.
Community-supported agriculture programs pay their farmers up front so that they can buy seeds and tools. Although SNAP users can’t use food stamps to pay a lump sum in February for vegetables they’ll receive in June, Christ Church can pay the farmer now and accept repayment in food stamps during the delivery season from June to November. The number of shares is limited, however—the church can cover up to three full shares or six half shares. Please contact Susan Fowler for more information: 917 734-3746.
Hello Food Day Sponsor!
Just wanted to tell you Thank You for participating in Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden's first-ever Food Day in Staten Island. For our first event, we had close to over 100 attendees and press coverage in Metro NY, NY1 and the Staten Island Advance.
Please see the links below:
FoodDay.org will be at the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. More information should be available at www.Snug-Harbor.org.
There will be a “Farm Tour at 2 PM” and “Healthy Eating Demonstrations at 2, 3, and 4 PM”
The Staten Island CSA serves the North Shore of Staten Island. With the increasing demand for fresh, local produce, new CSAs are starting up Mid Island and South Shore. Here is link to the story in the Staten Island Advance.
Rita is going to do a cooking demo. More info to come! Stay tuned.