With over 150 workshops to choose from we wanted to help you plan your day by recommending the following local activists speaking on local issues:
9:30am-5:00pm / 7th Floor Cafeteria
Expo (For-Profit & Non-Profits)
The Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Community Food Council (FG/CH CFC) will have a table with information on how you can get involved in the 10 community food projects happening now!
11:00am-4:45pm / 8th Floor Gym
The youth of the FG/CH CFC will be here sharing information about youth centric food projects to get involved in and provide high school students with an application to be a Myrtle Avenue Community-run Farm Stand Youth Manager. The Farm Stand is open July-October, every Wednesday, 4-7PM and located at Myrtle and North Portland Avenues. We hire 3 youth to set-up, perform market operations and break-down.
Myrtle Eats Fresh cooking demos
11:00-11:30am / Room 6W16
Community Chef Darrell Robinson will cook up a quick and healthy pasta dish recipe.
12:00-12:30pm / 8th floor gym
Community Chef Oliver Peters will cook up a healthy, hearty rice and beans recipe for the kids!
11:00am-12:15pm / Room 6S4
"SUPERMARKET STRUGGLE: Food Access in Low-Income Communities of Color"
Organizers with Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) will discuss how local public housing residents and allies fought for, and won, the struggle for the new Red Apple supermarket.
12:30pm-1:45pm / Room 5E14
"Starting a Community Garden on New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Grounds"
Gardeners from the Ingersoll Garden of Eden will share their successes and challenges in starting and maintaining their community garden located on Myrtle Avenue between Navy and Prince streets. NYCHA Garden and Greening staff will share what resources are available for all NYCHA residents to start a community garden.
2:00pm-3:15pm / Room 5N6
"Low-Income Patronage at Farmers’ Markets: WIC Participants and Low-Income Seniors"
Myrtle Avenue Community-run Farm Stand Manager and Fort Greene resident Dominique Bryant will join representatives from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Farmers Market Nutrition Education Program and NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation in a discussion about the issues associated with highly targeted nutrition assistance programs such as the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the utilization of benefits by program participants.
6:00pm-9:00pm / 70 South Elliott Place
After Party hosted by FUREE
Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($10-$75. Tickets at $15+ get free drinks) Cash bar of beer and wine. For more info and to purchase tickets visit here.
To learn more about the Brooklyn Food Conference visit here .
We look forward to taking this step towards "changing the food system in Brooklyn, neighborhood by neighborhood" with you this Saturday!
This event is hosted by the Brooklyn Food Coalition.