Things You Should Know: February 9, 2016

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We’ve already hipped you to the coolest events this month, but there’s more to say! Our editors have rounded up some of the more interesting things for you to pay attention to right now, from installing your own apiary to designing a CSA coloring book. Dig in!

Kids in the Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is celebrating 60 years of its Children’s Gardening Program. To sign up your kid for this esteemed program, register here. Scholarships are available.

Barber and Basque

Some big news from the Basque Culinary Center—they are launching a Culinary World Prize to recognize chefs who are improving the world through their innovation. The judges are impressive: Dan Barber, Heston Blumenthal, Renee Redzepi and more. Nominate chefs here.

Good Spirits

Humbly, we feel Edible puts on the very best events. This is just a reminder to buy tickets early for our Good Spirits event in March. It’s going to rock, certainly.

Get a Job

Good Food Jobs has some great opportunities right now, like lead butcher at April Broomfield’s Salvation Burger, intern at Sir Kensington’s (cool condiments) or graphic designer for Murray’s Cheese. Go on the hunt!

Adopt Some Oysters

Do you want to be like our cool digital editor/oyster mom Lauren? Then adopt some oysters, why don’t you? The Billion Oyster Project has announced training dates for monitoring your own oyster restoration station: April 8, May 13, June 4 and September 10. Email to register, and learn more about BOP in our nifty feature story.

Good Food Winners

Some local winners in the 2016 Good Food Awards, including Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Joe Coffee and Brooklyn Delhi. See the whole list of winners here.

Honey From Your Roof

Connecticut company BeeKind Farms is offering a cool service to New Yorkers: they’ll install an apiary on your roof, then help you harvest the honey. Enter your email address here for more info.

Food Waste and Davos

The Rockefeller Foundation announced at Davos its plans to undertake a $130 million food waste initiative. Cool.

Be a Greenmarket Winter Warrior

The NYC Greenmarkets have launched a program to encourage shopping at their year-round farmers markets, where you can earn rewards for visiting often during the cold months. Inquire with your local market manager for details.

Speaking of Greenmarket…

They just published their year in reviewlots of cool stuff! For instance, did you know they surpassed 5 million pounds of food scraps collected for their compost heap? Or that they now have 500 school gardens? Good job, guys.

Illustrators Needed!

Do you want to help create a coloring book for Local Roots NYC? Of course you do! Email for details.

CoffeeFlour Chocolate Bar

Remember our story on those scrappy entrepreneurs turning coffee waste into flour? They just announced a new chocolate bar made with their product—learn more here.

MOFAD is Hiring

It’s no secret we have a crush on MOFADwouldn’t it be sweet to work there? They are looking for a development coordinator; apply here.

Get Your Product on the Store Shelf

Join us at the Brooklyn Brewery on March 2 for an informational panel to learn what goes into the selection process of curating the offerings at some of New York’s most loved small-batch-focused shops and grocers. Tickets are only $10!

Jesse Hirsch

Formerly the print editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, Jesse Hirsch now works as the New York editor for GOOD magazine.

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