Friday, March 14, 2008

Community-Grown Solutions

As spring approaches, community gardens in New York City are gearing up. That's a real local food possibility for many residents in the city. Several NYC conferences are taking place in the next few weeks that promise to tap into community resources for better local food options for kids and families. Find your local NYC garden here or read more about community gardens in the article below.

Community Gardens by Anne Schwartz, Gotham Gazette, 07.17.06. This article provides background and resources on the continued fight for community gardens.

Upcoming Conferences:
Taking Health into our Own Hands. Forum on Community Grown Solutions. Tuesday March 18, 2008, 6pm-9pm. CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Ave, NY, NY.
Register and more info here. See also Why Hunger (WHY)'s: Food Security Learning Center

GreenThumb Grown Together, 24th Annual Conference, March 15, 2008, Hostos Community College, Bronx, 450 Grand Concourse and 149th St.
featuring: NYC Garden to Cafeteria: Connecting School and Community Gardens, Green Thumb Workshop. Contact: SchoolFood, in the NYC Dept of Education.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 2008, March 29, Teachers College Columbia University, New York.

Schools, Food and Community Conference, April 11-12, Teachers College Columbia University, New York (Pre-register at www.baumforum.org).

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