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
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!
Who: Food Bank for New York City
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.
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.
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.