April 29, 2010 at 8:39 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Check out this upcoming event in Brooklyn, featuring Adamah’s own Daniel Bowman Simon!

Growing Food Justice:

How going local can help feed our city… and the world.

As Shavuot approaches and we reflect on the significance of harvest festivals in contemporary (urban) times, the AJWS-AVODAH Partnership is thrilled to host an interactive program on hunger in NYC and what you can do about it!

Join us for a panel discussion followed by an opportunity to take action as a community.

Date: Wednesday, May 12th

Time: Light dinner and registration at 6:30pm, program at 7pm sharp

Place: The Commons on Atlantic, in Downtown Brooklyn

Address: 388 Atlantic Ave (map)

To register: Click here

Speakers include:

Daniel Bowman Simon – Trailblazer behind the People’s Garden NYC campaign and founder of the successful White House Organic Farm Project

Rabbi Brent Spodek – Rabbi in Residence at American Jewish World Service

Karen Washington – Longtime urban gardener and food justice activist and president of the NYC Community Gardens Coalition

Representative from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Together we’ll learn about the reality of hunger in NYC and about some innovative (local) approaches to tackling it. Karen Washington will discuss the power and importance of the community garden movement and Daniel Bowman Simon will share his own story of helping to establish the now famous White House Kitchen Garden. He’ll also outline how his newest project aims to bring a garden to City Hall to be tended by public school students with the produce being distributed to emergency food providers. In the spirit of Shavuot, Rabbi Spodek will frame our discussion around Jewish imperatives towards justice.

Guests will be invited to offer concrete volunteer power to the People’s Garden NYC campaign with a post-program action party.

This program is brought to you by the AJWS-AVODAH Partnership

and is co-sponsored by our friends at Hazon.

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