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Greening Seminar: Bringing Fresh and Local Food to Your Community

For professionals or lay leaders who are involved in agency or synagogue gardening, CSAs or greenmarkets or who would like to begin programs of this nature. Also relevant for food service providers or nutritionists who buy or provide food for their agencies.

Your organization or synagogue can begin to prepare for next summer NOW. Come learn from experts about how to create a number of different kinds of food programs that address climate change, build community and local economy, and help people eat more healthfully. Specifically you’ll hear about community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), farmer’s markets, and gardening that provide opportunities for education, growing food, and engagement of people of all ages. And, as always, you’ll meet in small groups to learn more from the presenters and each other.

Presenters include:

  • Judith Belasco, Director of Food Programs, Hazon
  • Marti Michael, Executive Director, Riverdale YM-YWHA
  • Nati Passow, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Jewish Farm School
  • Eric Shulmiller, Cantor, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore
  • Tom Strumolo, Director of Planning and Policy, Greenmarket, GrowNYC

Day, Date, Time: Monday, November 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. A light breakfast is served from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., and the program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free of charge
Location: UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues), New York City, Room 706-808

To register now, go to: http://www.ujafedny.org/workshops/view/25/. Seating is limited, so register early.

For more information, please contact Fern Maraminsky at maraminsky@ujafedny.org or 1.212.836.1624 or contact June Fortess at fortessj@ujafedny.org or 1.212.836.1603.

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