Seedshed strives to do for seeds what the organic, locavore and sustainability movements did for the vegetables and fruits they spout.
The Garjana event was in support of Food Tank, a nonprofit that environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty.
If you’re spending this Earth Day (it’s Sunday) north of the city–hiking or biking the Hudson, perhaps–consider an afternoon stop off at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie for a discussion with four of the most forward-thinking sustainable ag businesses in the region.
Readers of our most recent issue might recall that Sunday marks the start of (real New York State apple) Cider Week, which is being sponsored as part of a bigger “Apple Project” by the upstate agricultural not-for-profit Glynwood Center. The goal is to get more people (and wine shops and sommeliers) drinking and buying apple alcohol, which can benefits local orchards, economies and educated drinkers, who quickly realize cider is just as nuanced a beverage as beer or wine. The week kicks off at one of our favorite places: New Amsterdam Market, which is hosting “A Hard Cider Revival” with six different artisanal cideries from our foodshed each offering several styles of the drink.