GROW Brooklyn Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2016
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Join us at the first GROW Brooklyn Festival of urban gardening, healthy cooking, and digital exploration for participants of all ages in Crown Heights. The event will showcase organizations who come together to bring greater awareness of the importance of nutrition, access to healthy, affordable and locally-grown food and digital skills to help keep bodies and the environment healthier.
The Garden Row will include:
- seedling giveaway and potting workshop by Imani Garden
- seed germinating terrarium building with Friends of Brower Park
- foraged medicinal herbal teas, oils, and tinctures by Sacred Warrior
- composting workshop by New York Restoration Project
- worm composting demo by The Youth Farm at HSPS' students, who will explain their research on the importance of worms to soil fertility
The Culinary Row will include:
- cooking demonstrations by community chefs from Just Food, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and Communities for Healthy Food at NEBHDCo
- Crown Heights Farm Share’s organic lettuce tasting
- pesto, tabouleh, and healthy pastry making
- cooking for babies and toddlers with natural food, including a family doctor in attendance
- healthy variations on lemonade and herbal refreshments
The Technology Row will include:
- NYC Parks Computer Research Center and the Major’s Office for International Affairs - Global Partners Junior joint table featuring food and immigration educational programs and interactive games for children
- digital apps that educate about nutrition and food access
- 596 Acres’ interactive mapping demo on community land access tools helping people to start their own gardens
- “Feed the Robot” game to educate children about food pyramid
- textile printing using computer generated graphics
There will be live music by AKA Majestic and Tattoo Money, and the event will be curated and DJ'd by A. Sarr.
For more information about the festival, please visit growbrooklynfestival.org.