Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday, Oct 16: Harvest Day celebration at PS 29

Harvest Day Celebration at PS 29

Friday, October 16, 2009
8:40 AM-3:00 PM

On Friday, October 16, Public School 29, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, will celebrate locally grown food in honor of World Food Day.

Come enjoy a wonderful array of special activities planned for our community including outdoor activity stations (weather permitting):
  • A fabulous fall lunch menu that includes fresh produce from Greenmarket and hand-picked fresh lettuce and basil by the students, from the PS 29 Children’s Garden;
  • A presentation by farmer and land steward Scott Chaskey of the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill organic community farm;
  • Followed by Tom Chapin, Grammy Award-winning musician, entertainer, singer, songwriter and storyteller. In his set is his brand- new, unreleased, song entitled, Locally Grown, Locally Eaten!
Harvest Day Activities will include:
  • Vegetable prints – Art
  • Planting in recycled plastic cups/bottles – Science
  • Drawings and letters to Federal lawmakers who are reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act; children will be given the opportunity to draw or write about the items they would like to see more of on their lunch tray — Political Action and Community Service
  • Beekeeper Q&A/Honey tasting with Brooklyn rooftop beekeeper Megan Paska –Science
  • Apple comparisons and taste tests of NY state varieties
  • Local cheese taste tests generously provided by Stinky Bklyn, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn cheese proprietor
  • (Live) Chicken observation Q&A with local Cobble Hill chicken raiser Martha Lazar – Science
  • Hay bales obstacle course – Physical Education
  • Composting and worms – Science
  • Diversity Committee read-aloud - Literacy
  • Farm Animals activity Science
For further information, please contact Emily Freund, PS 29 Garden/Food and Farming Coordinator, at; Melanie Renari Woods, Principal, at 718.330.9277; or Nina Chan Jalowayski, Parent Coordinator, at or 646.812.0184.

PS 29 is located at 425 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

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