What to Do This Week: The Edible Calendar


A Fete for the Movement Matriarch: On Sunday, Just Food is hosting a party for Joan Gussow at Sotheby’s. We’ll be there, and so should you! Photograph by Alice Proujansky.

Welcome to Green Week! As such, there are plenty of plant and local food-related events to see the celebration of Earth Day through in style.

GreenThumb and Just Food will host a session on maintaining raised beds. The Astor Center holds a panel and tasting on “Green Beef” where a food historian, a documentarian, a farmer, and a chef will go over the benefits (both environmental and taste-wise) of grass fed, grass finished beef. The Horticultural Society of New York offers a Green Screen film series and the Hattie Cathan Community Garden’s Earth Day Council celebrates with an all-day market on Saturday.

On Sunday the New York Restoration Project will hold court in Union Square to with its fifteenth annual NYC Grows event which offers a full day of activities and presentations on community gardening, urban agriculture, sustainability, organic cooking and environmental education. Workshops on fermentation, tree planting and care, a butterfly exhibit, potting activities, gardening games, and a pop-up garden center will be ongoing through the day.

And best of all, round out the week at a gala celebration honoring Joan Gussow, the Movement Mariarch we profiled in our March-April issue. All proceeds from this swank event will support Just Food.

A full list of events with dates, times and places is listed on Local Gourmands. We’ll see you out and about soon!

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