Coming to…New York City

This weekend, I’ll be in New York for a conference called Farm City (sounds familiar, right?).

This is from the organizers of the conference: “With rising costs of energy and environmental and health dangers inherent in current industrial food production methods, metropoles need to band together to forge new small-scale, sustainable methods to grow and source food.”

That’s something I can agree with, so I signed up to help.

And so, on Friday, Sept 24, there will be a fun fundraiser, featuring a reading by me and:

  • FOOD by Communal Table presenting “Turnip Fest,” a variety of tasty preparations of the toothsome root veggie sourced from Brooklyn farms. 
  • MUSIC by JD Duarte of BrooklynCountry.com who plays into the nite with alt-country band, The Newton Gang, providing free CDs to the first 20 ticket buyers.
  • DRINK by Brooklyn Brewery pouring forth libations of its Belgian-style craft ales: Schneider-Weiss, Brooklyn Local 1 and Brooklyn Local 2.

September 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The Commons

388 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217 (b/w Hoyt & Bond Sts).

Buy Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/128367

Then, the next day, Saturday, will be an unconference called Crossing the Line. I’ll be presenting at 1pm about how I descended into urban farming madness, then there will be an amazing gathering of nyc and brooklyn’s finest farmers, who will join together to chat about the history of urban ag, the reality, and the future. It’s going to be really exciting!

September 25, 1-6:30

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

22 East 60th Street

New York, NY

Luckily, the goats haven’t kidded so the milk isn’t flowing, it’s started raining so the garden doesn’t need me, and we have a new wonderful downstairs neighbor who enjoys feeding the chickens and rabbits. And so I can dip in and out for a few days at a time for amazing events like this. I hope some of you New Yorkers can make it!

3 responses to “Coming to…New York City

  1. Man o man, you are so close — but the shearer’s coming Friday (and then there is the j.o.b.) and I’m up at the Southern Adirondake Wool Fest on Saturday. But, I will be with you in spirit. How wonderful to have the good vibes of Ghost Town Farm so close at hand. Have fun!

  2. Love hearing about the new things you are learning. And what other people are doing in other parts of the country.

  3. I’m in the middle of reading your book, Farm City, and loving every second of it (well, except for the demise of Poor Harold.) Thanks for giving me so much pleasure! I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could have a little flock of chickens and a few tomatoes…

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