In 2011 Slow Food NYC helped 'ArtWorks for Youth' create The Joe Slovo Soup Garden at the Joe Slovo School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Come support the ongoing work there and view or purchase some incredible student artwork.
In 2011 Slow Food NYC helped 'ArtWorks for Youth' create The Joe Slovo Soup Garden at the Joe Slovo School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Come support the ongoing work there and enjoy some incredible artwork.
Today the students from Ujima Garden invited the gang from Hecksher Garden to come over for a workday. The Ujima students were super excited about being team leaders and hosts. When they arrived, we quickly split up into work teams: weeding, painting, watering, harvesting and snack making. We all worked together for about an hour and a half and got a lot done. We harvested 15 cucumbers, 6 bunches of swiss chard, 18 bunches of kale, 15 bunches of collards, 11 bunches of basil and 5 bunches of Thai basil. There were also cherry tomatoes but they all got eaten before we could count ‘em.
Slow Food NYC is sponsoring a work day at Ujima this Saturday, September 25th from 10am – 4pm. If you want to help us put the gardens to bed, paint a mural, re-upholster chairs or fix up the classroom, come on by.
At 4pm, we will share a potluck supper, so bring something to share.
Yesterday we hosted our first annual “Slow Food NYC Dig In” at Ujima Garden. There were close to 3o volunteers who showed up for a day of hard work. We got tons of work done and then celebrated our efforts with a delicious pot-luck lunch. We built a new 3 bin composter, prepared the beds for fall planting, started a new mural, installed new shelving in the classroom and much more.
I would like to send a big shout out of thanks to all the Slow Food members who volunteered their time and effort to make our Dig-In such a fantastic success.