Join NYC Foodscape and Fellow Gardening Experts for a Night Celebrating Urban Agriculture, with a Screening of ‘Growing Cities’

HKFP Event FlyerJoin NYC Foodscape and a panel of New York City urban agriculture experts to share their successes and challenges around gardening in the big city this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 for an Urban Agriculture Celebration at the Hells Kitchen Rooftop Farm The event is hosted the Partnership for a Healthier Manhattan, the borough leader for a citywide effort by community-based organizations, local officials, advocates and individuals to work on policy, systems and environmental change to significantly reduce chronic disease in New York City. NYC Foodscape serves on the Urban Agriculture and the Healthy Eating subcommittees, working to create an urban agriculture toolkit with case studies and resources for New York City citizens and organizations who want to start gardens to grow their own food. NYC Foodscape will give tips on growing food in small spaces, highlighting some of its small space garden projects, including last years’  straw bale garden at the Children’s Garden at Campos,  The Talking Farm and others:

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Herb Spiral, The Talking Farm
Nourishing Kitchen Junior Chef’s Garden
Students at Battery Urban Farm
Students at the Battery Urban Farm
Square Foot Garden
Square Foot Garden, The Talking Farm
Permanent Children’s Garden at Campos, Summer 2014
Straw Bale Garden, Children’s Garden at Campos









Here are the details for An Urban Gardening Celebration: Urban Agriculture Toolkit Sneak Peak and Growing Cities Screening

Wednesday, July 30th, 7-10 PM

Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project, Metro Baptist Church Rooftop

410 W. 40th Street

The night will begin with a panel of urban gardening experts, moderated by Carly Hutchinson, Director of Communications and Community Engagement for Harlem Health Promotion

The panel will be followed by a discussion and screening of the documentary “Growing Cities” a film by Dan Susman. The Partnership for a Healthier Manhattan will also give attendees a sneak preview of its first two modules (Affordable Housing and Emergency Food) of the Urban Agriculture Toolkit: Lessons and Potential for Manhattan. Please RSVP here for a night of sharing successes and inspiration around Urban Farming!   [For more information about creating community gardens at affordable housing sites, see, “Take 10 Steps to Create Successful Community Gardens for Residents,” Assisted Housing Management Insider, by Carolyn Zezima, President, NYC Foodscape, September 13, 2013, as also reported on this blog.

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