Everybody Eats
GardenShare's Bimonthly Newsletter  |  August 2015
Volume 15 No. 5
September is Hunger Action Month

Join us for  Just Eat It on September 28

Credit:  Pure Souls Media
Just Eat it
A Food Waste Story 

Monday, September 28, 2015
7:15 pm
Roxy Theater
20 Main St., Potsdam

September is Hunger Action Month, a time for inspiring action to solve the problem of hunger in our midst. To help raise awareness of some of the troubling aspects of our food system, GardenShare has again teamed up with Cinema 10. Join us on September 28 to see  Just Eat It, a new documentary. 

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

More information about the screening and a public discussion facilitated by David Sommerstein will be available soon.

Tickets are $4.50, students and seniors $3.50.
North Country Food Day Youth Summit Returns!

October 22 will see a gathering of school students from across the North Country for the third biennial Food Day Youth Summit.

This day of inspiring workshops and action planning will be kicked off by keynote speaker, Dominic Frongillo.  Dominic made history by becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Town Council in Caroline, New York, and served as one of the youngest Deputy Town Supervisors in New York State. Internationally recognized for his work on clean energy, Frongillo is an inspiring speaker engaging young people to action and change around a variety of issues.

Workshops to be presented include:
  • Leadership and Change-maker Skills
  • Hunger 101
  • Junk Food Safari
  • School Gardens:  In the Curriculum, Lab, and Cafeteria
  • Beyond Chefs and Farmers - Careers in Food and Agriculture
  • Snack Attack
  • Farm to School
For more information and registration materials, visit the GardenShare website.
St. Lawrence County Farmers Markets: Healthy Food for Everyone
Despite a late start due to the harsh winter, area farmers markets are bursting with produce!
Incentives for EBT/SNAP users are in full effect at the Canton, Dekalb, Gouverneur, Potsdam, Massena and Norwood markets. For every $5 of SNAP/EBT, shoppers will receive a $2 CNY Health Bucks coupon. That means, for example, that $10 of SNAP/EBT benefits now buys $14 of food at these markets!

We still have about two more months of great, fresh, local produce available at our local farmers markets, so head on out and meet your farmers!
Volunteers and Interns Needed!

With only one full-time and one part-time staff, GardenShare relies heavily on volunteers to move our anti-hunger mission forward!  

If you are looking for some meaningful volunteer work or are a student looking for a project or internship around food system issues, please get in touch!
Local Living Festival

Look for GardenShare at the Local Living Festival on the village green in Canton on September 26!
CSA Bonus Bucks Available for Fall/Winter Shares
For the first time, GardenShare will have funds available for households to secure a fall or winter share from a local CSA. Visit the website to learn more.
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