Here is a moving commercial pointing out some of the issues with industrial farming.
The EcoReps and Friends had a great time at the first annual New York City Honey Festival, yesterday on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach. We tasted loads of local honey, screen-printed honeycomb t-shirts, ate green tea and honey ice cream and honey cake with pear, and learned heaps about beekeeping, including how to make “smokers” and how to extract honey from a hive.
Here are some images from the extraction:
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If you haven’t seen Food, Inc. yet or need a refresher… SIPA Food Group is screening the film this Wednesday March 23rd at 7:10pm in Room 1102 in SIPA.
Check it out! Movie website – click here.
March 5th, at Greenborough — 604 w. 114th st.
Cooks arrive at 5:00pm; Eaters arrive at 7:00pm
Greenborough and Columbia University EcoReps host their second installment of the student cook-off. Sign up on your own or with friends to cook something delicious using ingredients from the farmers’ market. You can enter one of four categories: Eggs ‘n Milk, Squash and Taters, Meaty Times, or Fruit. How it works: once you have signed up, you and your team arrive at Greenborough at 5pm, and cook your hearts out. Everyone else comes at 7pm and eats your food, and tells you how good it is. Then we all smile and sing Kumbaya. For more info, and to sign up, email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage all guests to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.
Your recipe cooked for the Harvest Dinner! Do you have a favorite meal or ingredient that you would love to see served in Hewitt? Of course you do! Luckily, you have the chance to have this dish served up to … Continue reading
The ground is still cold, but spring is around the bend. Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush are happy to present a new monthly discussion series covering topics of growing in Brooklyn with room for discussion after. The first talk is next Wednesday the 16th at Sycamore. Find all the details below. Please contact Naomi at Prospect Farm with inquiries.
Talk One: Dirt and Soil
With Speakers Jay Smith and Chris Kreussling (AKA Flatbush Gardener)
Sycamore Bar and Flowershop
Wednesday February 16th, 2011
7 – 9:30 pm
1118 Cortelyou RD, BK
Q train to Cortelyou
$5 suggested donation
proceeds benefit Prospect Farm and the Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative of Sustainable Flatbush
“By becoming a cook, you can leave processed foods behind, creating more healthful, less expensive and better-tasting food that requires less energy, water and land per calorie and reduces our carbon footprint. Not a bad result for us- or the planet.”
Check out this map to help you eat local and seasonal foods!