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The Good Festival: Mini Food Conference and Social Gathering
May 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| $20
At Local Roots NYC, we believe that anyone who eats food plays an important
part in our food system, which is why The Good Festival is a unique mini
conference that engages New Yorkers of varying culinary and food studies
backgrounds in a fun and social way to have a closer connection with their
food and to collaborate on ways to build an authentic and mindful food system
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street in Gowanus Brooklyn (one of our Local Roots CSA pick up points)
When: May 15, 10-4pm
Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased on our website along with more
workshops listed. http://localrootsnyc.org/the-good-festival/
Workshop highlights include:
Farm to Hearth: Local Herbs are the Heart of Wellbeing
With Farmer Shephali Patel
Explore the many ways in which medicinal and culinary herbs inject vibrant
life and wisdom into our daily lives. We’ll discuss why locally and naturally
grown herbs are so important for deep health, ways you can work with herbs to
enrich your experience of the world, and how to strengthen your relationship
with these amazing plants and the farmers that grow them.
Soil and Somatic Experience
With Farmer Zach Wolf
During this workshop we will spend time focusing on methodologies that help us
understand, build relationship to and manage our soils. We will talk about
standard soil testing and fertility management, while also will exploring
alternative ways of knowing, sensing and building intuitive capacity.
Soul to City: Vignette’s into a Farmer’s Life
With Bloominghill Farm, Commonhands Farm, Farmer Shephali
We’re familiar with the term “farm to table”, but what does that journey look
like? Join this informal panel of local farmers as they discuss their day to
day operations on the farm and the relationship their body and heart have with
the work they do and the soil they tend to. This workshop will be primarily
Cook more local this summer with organic veggies, pasture eggs, handmade
breads, fresh picked fruits, Brooklyn made pasta and more through the Local
Roots CSA. Pick up locations all throughout lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Local Roots NYC builds a fun and vibrant community around local food. We do
this through a network of 19 Community Supported Agriculture markets which
feeds over 675 households. The Local Roots CSA allows New Yorkers to pick up
their entire weekly groceries at convenient locations such as neighborhood
bars and cafes. We offer #notjustveggies and bring #soiltocity.