Where do food pantry staff and volunteers go to unleash their inner food geek? This spring, Just Food hosted a series of Veggie Educator trainings, which brought together 90 food pantry staff and volunteers to taste and talk about a rainbow of vegetables from golden beets to purple carrots, Swiss chard and purslane to banana peppers and more.
On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.
In the summer of 2007, the four Ballentine siblings – Sky, Steven, Rebecca, and Galen – collectively purchased a 35-acre dairy farm with the intention of contributing to the landscape where they were born and raised.
On August 10, Just Food joined hundreds of New York City community gardeners and supporters at a public hearing in Manhattan to give voice to the vital role community gardens provide in city neighborhoods and the need to ensure their permanent protection.
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