On National Food Day, The New School’s Food Studies program and the International Culinary Center (ICC) will co-host a celebration of New York City’s urban harvest. Panelists from the for-profit, non-profit and public sector will discuss efforts in urban agriculture in New York City, exploring the pros and cons and feasibilities of for-profit and non-profit enterprises, and discussing the role of community engagement, the power of economic development and the potential for local partnerships.
Best of all, guests will have the opportunity to taste the chef-prepared bounty of NYC’s urban harvest presented by Gregg Drusinsky, Chef Instructor at The International Culinary Center, and sample wine provided by Red Hook Winery!
- Lisa Brochet, International Rescue Committee's New Roots Program
- Sarita Daftary, Project Director at East New York Farms!
- Representative from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's GreenThumb community gardening program
- Sisha Ortúzar, Chef/Partner at Riverpark urban farm and restaurant
- Heath Braunstein, Director of Dining Services at Chartwells, The New School's dining service
Moderated by Jessica Wurwarg, New School Faculty Member