Happy New Decade! We hope your holiday was as warm and delicious as ours. Now that we're well into January, we're off and running with our new project - and more!
Read on to find out what we're doing and where we're at with:
Plant Eat Share update
NYC Urban Farming panel
Boma viewing party
News - SNAP program changes
Social media update
Plant Eat Share Update
Launch is Imminent
We've been ecstatic to find so much more happening around the world with groups and communities working to provide food at no cost to anyone who wants or needs it! That means, though, that it's taking a bit longer than we thought to get the pages up and really launch the program, but if you want to see what we'll be digging into, check out our updated PES main page - it provides the backbone to the program.
We'll be aggregating information about these groups and what they're doing - outlining ways one can grow and provide food at no cost while promoting those doing innovative and creative work in this area. All in an effort to inspire you to go out in your community and do the same!
Our current research includes efforts and programs involving:
Guerilla Gardening (can anyone say "Ron Finley"!...)
We have a lot more coming so stay tuned! We'll have info online within a few weeks and will be planning our own plantings.
Plant Eat Share Plantings
Our goal is to host various plantings around the country and eventually world. In order to plant outside our area, we need to be invited in and/or work with a group already there.
If you want to plant some type of free food garden in your locale and would like it to be a Change Food planting, let us know and we'll do our best to make it happen! Just reply to this newsletter.
Change Food in NYC
MIT Enterprise Forum NYC and Thought For Food are hosting an expert panel on Urban Farming on January 22nd in NYC. The panel features Change Food's Diane Hatz, Agrictecture's Henry Gordon-Smith, Aerofarms Alina Zolotareva RDN, and GROWx's John Apesos. Use code ChangeFood20 to get 20% off the ticketed price (limited quantity).
Change Food and boma
Change Food is hosting a viewing party for boma Momentum on January 27th. boma is new global community of action takers and change makers focused on forward-looking solutions to social, geopolitical, environmental and technological change.
boma Momenum is taking place in Paris, France, on Monday, January 27th at 7pm. Change Food's Diane is hosting an intimate viewing party from 1-4pm eastern in the East Village NYC.
Lara Stein, the founder of the TEDx program is behind boma. (You might recall Change Food was the lead host of TEDxManhattan every year.) There will be a food component to boma - more on that to come!
If you'd like to attend theNYC viewing party, just let Diane know by filling out a registration form. You can also check out the 100+ other viewing parties around the world, or if you happen to be in Paris on Monday, there still might be one or two tickets left in the 3,000 seat auditorium. All French speakers will be translated to English.
Guide to Good Food
The Trump Administration proposed three new changes to the federal SNAP food stamp program to kick millions of families in need off the assistance they need to feed their children, but the move could also send a ripple effect through the entire food supply.Find out why.
We're happy to say that we've just acquired@changefood on Instagram!It's so wonderful to get to be who you are!.... (We were @changeourfood previously.) Don't worry about changing your account - you were immediately transfered over by the Instagram folks.