We can’t all address climate change concerns by turning our neighborhood into a mini-Venice. But we can listen to scientists, policymakers and farmers tackle the issue from a variety of angles while predicting what 2015 might bring. Join Slow Food NYC next Tuesday, February 3 for the Food Almanac where this year’s theme is “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience,” and learn more about how the food system will adapt to climate change in the not-at-all-distant future.
The Food Almanac, an annual event in its fifth year, is inspired by the much older Farmers’ Almanac. “Each year we bring together panelists who can speak to rural and urban, local and national aspects of a particular topic,” Slow Food NYC board member Kate Ferranti told us.
This year, they’ve selected a diverse range of panelists from a Vermont-based farmer to a Washington Post op-ed columnist. New York City will be represented by the CEO of the Brooklyn Grange and a program manager from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Located at the Brooklyn Winery, the event starts at 6:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Phillips of the Gansvoort Farm and Bard Center for Environmental Policy and there will be plenty of time for Q&A afterwards. Proceeds will benefit Slow Food’s Urban Harvest program, which provides school gardens, cooking classes, field trips and more to 16 NYC schools. Buy your tickets here.