In just 2 days, I will be joining our local Slow Food Chapter for a tour of the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, and Rooftop Reds Vineyard, both at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! We will start the event with an hour tour of the largest rooftop organic soil farm in the world, where they grow over 50,000 lbs of produce a year, followed by a wine tasting and tour of a rooftop vineyard, a few buildings over. We will cap the evening with a gourmet pizza and salad party on the roof of the vineyard (GF & vegan options available upon request), overlooking NYC! We still have a few tickets left, so please consider joining us!
It’s unbelievable that in a country such as ours, there are over 13 million children that live in households that are food insecure. So in the summer, when they don’t have access to the free school lunch program, many low income children go hungry because they don’t know about the Summer Nutrition Programs that are available to them. Please help us to spread the word. Also, if you are a home gardener and grow more than you can use, check out Ample Harvest! They will connect you with food pantries where you can donate your extra produce!
Last night I joined Food and Water Watch for a documentary screening of The Hudson; A River at Risk. I knew the film was not going to paint a pretty picture, but I was shocked to learn about the quantity of crude oil being transported along the river by train and barge. The risk of derailment or spills is huge, and the clean-up is impossible. Please call your Senators and ask them to support the bill S5197, or your Assemblypersons to support the bill A6825. Both these bills require consideration of environmental conditions when allowing petroleum-bearing vessels to operate on or near the Hudson River. Then call Governor Cuomo (866-846-4075) and tell him to oppose the Pilgrim Pipelines which would carry the dirty fracked oil from PA to NY. What’s the point of banning fracking if your going to allow the dirty fracked oil to still come into NY where it can leak and spill and contaminate our drinking water? Please call today, and every day!
This week, I am very happy to have Stephen Ritz returning to my show, to talk about his new book, The Power of a Plant. I have been fortunate to witness the work Stephen is doing with his students in the South Bronx, and it is truly amazing! His passion and love of teaching is palpable, and it inspires his students. The Power of a Plant tells the true story of how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, Stephen has transformed the educational experience of his students by teaching them how to grow, cook, eat, and share the bounty of their green classroom. It’s an inspiring story about how incorporating gardening and plants into teaching curriculum can move a graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improve the attendance to 93% in his South Bronx high school. Please join me on Thursday for what promises to be a very lively conversation!
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