In honor of National Farmworkers Awareness Week 2016, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative presents East of Salinas (by Laura Pacheco & Jackie Mow), which takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers.
With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant children, he is beginning to understand the situation — and the opportunities that may be lost to him through no fault of his own.
Join us for the FREE screening at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, followed by a snacks and a lively discussion.
Spring is just around the corner, and Bartram’s Community Farm and Food Resource Center (CFFRC) is here to help you get ready for the spring and fall growing seasons! Check out our FREE upcoming Grow It Yourself workshops, which take place in conjunction with our 2nd Saturday Volunteer Days at CFFRC. All classes are drop in, and students can attend one session or both:
- March 12 – Setting up your Garden (Soil, space, bed building)
April 9 April 23rd – What to Plant and How to Plant (Plant Families, transplanting vs. direct seeding, and plant spacing)
- May 14 – Maintaining your Garden (Weed and Pest ID, Trellising, and Fertilizing)
- June 11 – Harvest and Post Harvest Handling
- August 13 – Planting Fall Crops
- September 10 – Harvesting and Post Harvest Handling
- October 8 – Food Preservation
- November 12 – Seed Keeping
The Grow It Yourself workshops take place at Bartram’s Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (entrance at 56th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard). The workshops are FREE and open to the public. Please contact Ty Holmberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Summer is on the wane, but there’s still plenty of growing season left and Bartram’s Community Farm and Food Resource Center is here to help!
Check out our FREE upcoming Grow It Yourself workshops:
- Wednesday, September 9th: “What Do I Plant Now?” – Fall Crops
- Thursday, October 8th (5 to 7 pm): “How Can I Save These Seeds for Next Year?” – Seed Saving 101
- Wednesday, November 4th: “What Do I Do When Winter Comes?” – Putting Your Garden to Bed
All of the workshops take place at Bartram’s Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (54th Street and Lindbergh Avenue). The workshops are FREE and open to the public. Please contact Ty Holmberg (email@example.com) for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Save the Date: Declare! 2015: A Youth Empowerment Skill Share
Make your voice heard! On Friday, July 31st, 2015, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative will host its second annual Declare! Youth Skill Share. This youth-led conference will feature organizations from all over Philadelphia sharing and learning from one another. This year’s theme is: What Makes A Healthy Philadelphia? , thinking about health in the broadest terms.
Join us at Eakins Oval (right outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rocky steps) from 11am – 2pm for community-led workshops, a resource fair, and a youth run farmers’ market! We would love it if your organization attended.
Interested in presenting a workshop? We are looking for 2 youth keynote speakers, youth-led workshop proposals, and organizations interested in tabling at the resource fair. Once we have received your RSVP letting us know you’re interested in presenting, you can submit a proposal related to this year’s theme. If you’re interested, but not exactly sure how you want to declare yourself, let us know and we can help brainstorm with you.
Please RSVP to let us know if you can attend and if you’d like to present a workshop. We look forward to hearing your response!
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative will be hosting its 2014 End of Summer Celebration at the Newman Center on Penn’s campus, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6th. Anyone is welcome to join! The rising seniors will be hosting a Career Fair Exhibit prior to dinner from 4:30PM to 5:30PM, and there will be a presentations of learning event in which students will share about what they’ve learned and experienced over the past couple months. Join us for a fun and enlightening time with all your UNI friends!
The Newman Center is on Sansom Street, between 37th and 38th. Please RSVP by calling 215-898-1600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.