Winter Events for the Food Policy Enthusiast

by Alexina Cather, MPH

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is excited to share upcoming food policy events happening in NYC this winter. We hope you enjoy them!

Empowered Eaters: A Roadmap for Stronger Nutrition Education Policies

Who: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Where: Webinar

When: January 31st, 2018

How Much: $25.00

Why Attend: Speakers at this webinar will discuss the Tisch Food Center’s new series of reports that detail where local, state, and federal nutrition education programs fall short. The discussion will also outline the ways in which the nutrition education system can be improved, and will explain ways that we can all become more effective in advocating for good education policy and healthier food.

Find Your Green Thumb: Starting A Community Garden

Who: NYC Parks GreenThumb

Where: Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th St., New York, NY 10003

When: January 22nd, 2019

How Much: Free

Why Attend: After this two hour panel you will have a greater understanding not only of how valuable community gardens are to our city, but of how to start one yourself. The experienced panelists will offer advice, and walk you through the steps to starting a garden in your own community.

Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs with Alan Burchell

Who: AgTech X, taught by Alan Burchell

Where: 40 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

When: January 14th, 2019 or April 17th, 2019

How Much: $29.00

Why Attend: At this comprehensive workshop you will learn how to transform rooftops into gardens, and in the process gain a deeper understanding of green roofs as an innovative and exciting way to make NYC more sustainable – not to mention more beautiful!

Justice Served

Who: Food Bank for New York City

Where: Virtual

When: Feb. 4th, 2019 – March 15th, 2019

How Much: Donation

Why Attend: Participate in Food Bank for New York City’s fundraiser to support their mission to provide hunger relief for New Yorkers.

Stop ’N’ Swap events,

Who: GrowNYC

Where: Events are held in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

When: Recurring. Saturdays and some Sundays.

How Much: Free. Attendance is limited to six “swaps” per year.

Why Attend: Support GrowNYC’s mission to limit waste and pollution! You can bring your own items to donate, pick up items that you need, and meet fellow community members.

The Serious Side of Food: Reading Series with Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

Who: Authors Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

Where: NYC Department of Records and Information

When: Recurring, over six sessions through March 21st, 2019.

How Much: Free

Why Attend: The reading series will explore the ways that food has woven itself throughout our history and culture. The January 17th and March 21st sessions will discuss  books that are specifically focused on food policy, making them perfect for anyone interested in learning further about how food intertwines with issues of politics and justice.

Winter Farm Tour

Who: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Where: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

When: Recurring Saturdays and Sundays

How Much: $15.00

Why Attend: This is a perfect event for anyone looking to get out of the city, but not stray too far. On Stone Barns’ guided walking tour you will get a chance to see firsthand how the farm works within a system of sustainable agriculture and growing practices, as well as promotes the rights and well being of farmers.

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