When class got out last Thursday at the Wingate High School campus in Brooklyn, students walked out the doors and straight onto a working farm. On the school’s front lawn, farmers were elbow-deep in compost, hoisting buckets of bright green peppers, and turning over fresh soil with garden hoes. Meanwhile, in the back yard, more … Continue Reading
A century ago, a New Yorker strolling by the East River at the South Street Seaport would have found himself in the middle of the Fulton Fish Market. Packed with hundreds of shouting wholesalers and the briny smell of fish, the Market was a major destination for fishing boats from across the Atlantic – and … Continue Reading
Food movement notables at the Times Square "Eat In" on Monday. Photo by Philip Greenberg for Food Day. This Monday, October 24th, marked the first annual Food Day. Sponspored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest along with over 100 other organizations, Food Day is part of a broad national movement to promote … Continue Reading
The Harvest Festival was a smashing success! After weeks of planning and reaching out to local businesses, farmers, and volunteers, everything came together on a crisp Friday evening as The Commons filled up with wonderful food, music, and company. Guests sampled tasty, wholesome dishes prepared by volunteer chefs Anne Apparu and David Nuss. The duo … Continue Reading
Photo: Amy Schneider, grist.org “Stop gambling on hunger.” “Food Not Bonds.” “Food is NOT a Commodity!” These are just a few of the signs at Zuccotti Park this week, over a month (and 20,000 protestors) in to the Occupy Wall Street movement in Lower Manhattan. But what does food have to do with Occupy Wall … Continue Reading
When Maggie's not at work she spends all her free time crafting and blogging. Maggie met her co-blogger Uttara Pant during her time at Sarah Lawrence College. With a mutual penchant for making things pretty, they launched the blog in February, 2011. From NYC and Bombay they post DIY projects, design inspiration, and their favorite … Continue Reading
Come to our Harvest Festival Fundraiser this Friday to sample delectable delights prepared for you by Heat & the Coven using local ingredients. We’re excited to share our menu for the evening!
Want to learn how to make lotion from harvest season herbs and seeds? Come by our Harvest Festival fundraiser on Friday October 21st and Raganella will show you how! Lotion Making Alchemy It's been said that oil & water don't mix. But Liz Neves aka Raganella will show you how to mix oil & water … Continue Reading
We are very pleased to announce a new ongoing opportunity at Nourishing NYC's Carver Community Garden! This thriving vegetable garden in East Harlem, part of the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts, is one of 32 permanently preserved community gardens located throughout the Bronx and Manhattan. The Land Trusts' mission is to "mobiliz[e] communities and develop … Continue Reading
Another generous beer donation for our fundraiser! Peak Organic Brewery will be donating beer for the event! Thanks Peak Organic!