Slow Food NYC Food Almanac 2015:
Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience
February 3, 2015
Since 1818, farmers have relied on the Farmers' Almanac for homey wit and uncannily accurate weather predictions to inform their planting, harvesting, and day-to-day living. In 2015, Slow Food New York City, continuing a Food Systems Network NYC tradition, will sponsor the fifth annual Food Almanac, a food and farming prognostication inspired by the Farmers' Almanac.
The Food Almanac is a singular opportunity for foodactive individuals to consider all things food and farming in the New Year. This year, a panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming -- "Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience."
While the topic is sobering, not all will be food for thought! Attendees also will enjoy local wines and beers accompanied by light winter fare.
Amanda Andrews, Farmer, Tamarack Hollow Farm
Joseph Musso, Senior Program Manager, Agency Resiliency, Office of the Mayor, City on New York
Gwen Schantz, Farmer, Brooklyn Grange
Sacha Spector, Conservation Biologist, Scenic Hudson,
Bina Venkataraman, Journalist, Educator, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, the Office of the President of the United States
Moderator: Jennifer Phillips, Gansvoort Farm, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Hilary Baum, Baum Forum, Public Market Partners
Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Company and the Green Table, SFNYC Snail Blazer
Peter Hoffman, Back Forty East and West, SFNYC Snail Blazer
Bill Telepan, Telepan, SFNYC Snail Blazer
Proceeds from this unique, informative, and fun event, produced by the SFNYC Food and Farm Policy Committee, will benefit the not-for-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program of support for the good food education of New York City children at 16 schools around the City and on an educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn. Urban Harvest activities include edible school gardens, cooking classes, field trips, good food courses, and student run "farmstands" offering fresh, local produce to school and neighboring communities.
Tickets available online here.