International Food and Film Festival
Saturday, Aug. 16th
2-10pm (films begin at 8pm)
5pm canning workshop
Location: Hattie Carthan Community Garden, Marcy and Lafayette Aves, Brooklyn
Just Foods is an amazing organization in NYC that is working to build a healthy sustainable food system. They work to address the needs of regional, rural family farms, NYC community gardeners, and NYC communities.
Come groove to the sounds of live African percussion and experience the fresh tastes and cultures of Brooklyn. All foods are prepared by the garden members. Learn techniques to preserve your harvest all year long! Use mason jars, a hot water bath and your delicious home grown vegetables to make irresistible foods you can eat in the colder months, or that you can give as tasty and beautiful gifts. When the sun goes down, the films will begin!
Directions: Take the G train to Bedford Nostrand. Walk one block to Marcy. Or take the B38 to Marcy & Lafayette
And while I'm at it, here are some pictures of what's growing in my own garden in Brooklyn.
we built a hoop house for growing plants from seed and starters, and three beds with several varieties of tomatoes, basil, beets, garlic, radishes, mustard greens, kale, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, nasturtium, sage, and cilantro, mint, and rodiccio
green zebra heirloom tomato
one of the amazing thing about having a compost bin is seeing what pops up! All my cucumber plants and a whole lot of tomato plants grew out of the bin. I ended up giving away many plants