April 11-12, 2008
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370 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 855 5531
Added Value’s mission is to promote the sustainable development of South Brooklyn by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. We work to achieve this goal by expanding their knowledge base, developing new skills and broadening their horizons through the operation of a socially responsible urban agricultural enterprise. To date, Added Value has provided educational programming to more than 3,500 children and long-term services to 115 local teenagers (amounting to thousands of hours of training) and nurtured a team of interns and volunteers. We have developed a youth-led movement for local food security, opened two farmers’ markets and a CSA and begun the development of a 2.75 acre farm in Red Hook.
American Diabetes Association/ School Walk for Diabetes
333 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor
NYC, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 725 4495 ext 3412
School Walk for Diabetes is an educational school fund-raising program that promotes community service, school spirit, and healthy living to students.
Apple & Eve (Sponsor)
2 Seaview Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 621 1122 x266
Fax: (516) 625 9474
Founded in 1975 and based in Port Washington, NY, Apple & Eve is one of the largest independently owned juice companies in the United States with sales exceeding $200 million. It’s also one of the leading brands of 100% juice in the country. The company produces a wide variety of flavor choices in a range of package types that are specifically designed for the school foodservice channel, including juice boxes, single-serve PET juice bottles and a refreshing new carbonated juice beverage in a recyclable aluminum can, called Fizz Ed.
Barilla America, Inc. (Sponsor)
Phone: 1-800-9-BARILLA (1-800-922-7455)
At Barilla, we believe that the making — and enjoyment — of food is an art. Through our pastas and sauces, we want to bring Americans the best that Italy's culinary traditions have to offer; and through our promotion of Italian food, art, and culture, we want to inspire everyone to share in the values that have guided us for more than a century — a love of life, a devotion to quality, and a respect for tradition.
5454 Palisade Ave
Bronx NY 10471
Phone: (718) 884 5716
Fax: (718) 884 2724
The Baum Forum facilitates an on-going dialogue on food and farming issues, focusing on the preservation of a healthy, diversified food system. Through a program of conferences and seminars, the Forum offers a variety of perspectives to a broad audience of the professional food and agriculture community, educators, and concerned citizens.
Better School Food
487 E. Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Phone: (914) 864 1293
Better School Food gives parents inspiration, information, and resources designed to help improve school food. Our mission is to raise awareness of the connection between food and children's health, behavior and learning. Better School Food advocates for a better food environment.
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
Phone: (718) 817 8026
Bronx Green-Up, the community outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden, provides horticultural advice, technical assistance, and training to community gardeners, school groups, and other organizations interested in improving urban neighborhoods through greening projects. At the heart of Bronx Green-Up are the community gardens of the Bronx and a compost education program.
The Campus Kitchens Project
19 Eye Street, NW
Washington DC 2001
Phone: (202) 789 5979 X105
We are a student led hunger relief organization which works on college, university, and high school campuses across the U.S.
The Children’s Aid Society
105 East 22nd Street (Suite 504)
New York, NY 10010
Phone Number: (212) 901 1967
The Children’s Aid Society has served New York City's most vulnerable children since 1853 with a mission to provide them with the support and opportunities they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults. Today, Children's Aid serves 150,000 children and families in 45 sites through hundreds of diverse programs including community schools, adoption and foster care, health services, advocacy, arts, early childhood, a comprehensive Go! Healthy food and fitness initiative, and many more.
308 Congress St., 5th floor
Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: (617) 695 2300
Citizen Schools operates a national network of apprenticeship programs for middle school students, connecting adult volunteers to young people in hands-on learning projects after school. Apprenticeships at Citizen Schools give adults the opportunity to take what they do best in their professional careers or personal pursuits and use it to help middle-school students move to a long term trajectory of success. Citizen Schools is currently developing a "Food & Healthy Living" sector with relevant curricula and exciting new partnerships, a fantastic avenue to connect with kids! We currently run our programs at 37 locations in six states, serving an estimated 3,800 students and engaging 2,800 volunteers.
575 Eighth Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (917) 351 8700
Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. City Harvest also works directly with other nonprofits, businesses, farmers, and target communities throughout New York City to establish improvements to local food systems and increase the access that low income New Yorkers have to nutritious food.
The Cleaver Company
The Green Table
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Mary Cleaver is a pioneer in the sustainable food movement and The Cleaver Co. is New York City’s preeminent green caterer. Located in the Chelsea Market—and replete with an intimate organic eatery, The Green Table - The Cleaver Co. produces a wide range of events, each one highlighting the best offerings of the region and the season. The Cleaver Company supports a healthy, sustainable food supply. The food is sourced from local family farms exercising humane and environmentally friendly practices.
The Cloud Institute
307 7th Avenue, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 645 9930
The mission of The Cloud Institute is to ensure the viability of sustainable communities by leveraging changes in K-12 School Systems to prepare young people for the shift toward a sustainable future. The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations.
Community Energy/ConEdison Solutions
1115 Broadway 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (315) 278 7184
The ConEdison Solutions WIND Power option is a step towards the health of our bodies and our earth! In choosing WIND, Con Edison would continue to deliver your power as always, but your money would now go to purchase 100% clean WIND Power from Community Energy, produced in New York and Pennsylvania. Over 55,000 New York families and businesses have signed up for clean power. The cost for WIND Power is 2.5 cents more per kilowatt-hour, adding less than 10% to your total electric bill. Switching your apartment would prevent pollution equivalent to driving a car over 5,000 miles!
Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE-NYC) (Sponsor)
16 E. 34th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 340 2910
Fax: (212) 340 2908
(New York Land-Grant University)
Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City (CUCE-NYC) is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, families, and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities that are based in research and focuses on nutrition and health, family & youth development and urban environment issues. Working for New Yorkers since 1948, CUCE-NYC is a vital part of the outreach commitment of Cornell University and a manifestation of its status as New York's Land-Grant University.
Council on the Environment of New York City
51 Chambers St, Suite 228
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788 7900
The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) is a privately funded organization in the Office of the Mayor. Formed in 1970, CENYC promotes awareness among New Yorkers and develops solutions to environmental problems through seven programs and projects which include Greenmarket, Open Space Greening, Environmental Education, Youthmarkets, Office of Recycling Outreach & Education, New Farmer Development Project and Learn It, Grow It, Eat It.
Eat Well Guide
215 Lexington Ave, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 991 1859
The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of farms, stores, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and other outlets that offer local, fresh, sustainable food in the US and Canada.
Edible Brooklyn/Edible Manhattan
PO Box 779
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: (631) 537 4637
Edible Brooklyn is a quarterly magazine that celebrates the borough's diverse food and delicious culture. Brimming with engaging stories and enticing photography, Edible Brooklyn defines and honors Brooklyn cuisine, advocates for preserving food traditions, savoring food experiences, and pulling back the curtain on where Brooklyn's food comes from and how it gets here. Come September the publishers of the mouth-watering Edible East End and Edible Brooklyn are serving up Edible Manhattan, too!
Educational Video Center
120 West 30th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 465 9366
The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Founded in 1984, EVC has evolved from a single video workshop for teenagers from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to become an internationally acclaimed leader in youth media and education. EVC’s teaching methodology brings together the powerful traditions of student-centered progressive education and independent community documentary.
Food Bank For New York City/FoodChange
39 Broadway, 10th floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone Number: - 212-894-8094
Food Bank For New York City and its subsidiary, FoodChange, work to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers. The organization provides emergency food; food safety and capacity-building workshops; manages nutrition education programs for schools, and emergency food programs; operates food stamp outreach programs, senior programs, a soup kitchen, and food pantry; coordinates the largest Earned Income Tax Credit program in the country; and conducts research to inform community and government efforts to end hunger in New York City.
1 Sunset Avenue
Hatfield, MA 01027
Phone: (800) 366 3752
FoodPlay Productions is an Emmy Award-winning nutrition media company which tours the nation's schools and special events using the power of live theater and interactive resources to turn kids on to healthy eating and exercise habits. Founded in 1982 by Barbara Storper, MS, RD, a leader in the field of children’s nutrition, FoodPlay's shows, educational resources and media campaigns have earned a host of national awards, outstanding evaluations, and rave reviews for their innovation and effectiveness improving the nutrition and health habits of the nation’s youth.
The French Culinary Institute (Sponsor)
New York, NY 10013
The French Culinary Institute (The FCI), located at The International Culinary Center in New York City, teaches the protocol, language and techniques upon which all Western cuisine is based. The FCI offers a rigorous six-month program by day and nine-month program by night for those who seek quality, intensive culinary and pastry arts education in a condensed period of time. Its extensive roster of hands-on Advanced Studies and Amateur programming for those of all skill levels covers a wide array of disciplines including culinary, pastry, bread, food writing, wine and beer studies, restaurant management and culinary technology. In 2007, The Italian Culinary Academy, sister school to The FCI, opened its doors.
Greater Newark Conservancy
303-9 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 642 4646 x21
Greater Newark Conservancy is a non-profit environmental, horticultural organization dedicated to empowering urban residents to improve their communities and their health through Environmental Education, Community Greening, Job Training and Environmental Justice Advocacy. We offer Nutrition Field Trips for students grades 4-12 as well as families where students learn not only to make healthy food choices but how to grow their own fresh food no matter what space they have to garden in.
Green Map System
PO Box 249
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 674 1631
Engaging communities worldwide to chart a sustainable future, Green Map System offers adaptable resources and award-winning iconography to both student and adult-led projects. Highlighting green living, nature, cultural and social sites, pathways and resources, over 330 editions have been published, as seen at GreenMap.org. Check out what NYC students have created at GreenAppleMap.org! Now in development: the Green Schools Green Map, part of our interactive online Mapmaking Tool debuting mid-year. Think Global, Map Local! and get involved.
49 Chambers Street, Room 1020
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788 8070
As the largest community gardening program in the country, GreenThumb is proud to support community gardens in New York City. We have over 600 member gardens serving 20,000 city residents. Since 1978 we've been committed to providing support to help strengthen gardens, strengthen gardener skills, and strengthen communities. GreenThumb's services take the form of materials, and technical assistance, including educational workshops.
191 Seventh Avenue, 4N
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 742 2875
HealthCorps educates American youth about the workings and wonders of their bodies through in school seminars on diet, nutrition, and exercise. HealthCorps empowers children to become educated consumers and to make shifts in behavior that can be measured by changes in rates of obesity and physical fitness as well as mental resilience and self esteem.
Holistic Moms Network
PO Box 408
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: (973) 228 2110, 877 HOL- MOMS
The Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit organization connecting parents interested in holistic healthcare, natural health, and green living. With more than 100 Chapters across the US, we help parents to find the support and resources they need to live and parent holistically. Contact us to locate a Chapter in your area or to build your own HMN Community!
Jonathan Rose Companies, Inc. (Sponsor)
551 5th Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10176
Phone: (917) 542 3600
The Owner’s Representative Studio, who sponsors this event, works with organizations to build the cultural infrastructure of communities – projects that enrich the vitality of a community, such as performing arts centers, museums, libraries, academic and K-12 educational buildings.
P.O. Box 515
Southold, NY 11971
Phone Number: (631) 765 9406
Email Address: email@example.com
Karp Resources is a company dedicated to the successful growth of food and agricultural enterprises, and is founded on two core beliefs and disciplines – Good Food is Good Business and Good People are Good Business. Karp Resources supports and facilitates innovation in the food and agriculture industry among five key business sectors - corporations, government, non-profit, small business and education.
64 Fulton Street, #403
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 346 0020
LightBox teaching artists share the methodology of the Food Theater Project's Youth Workshop Series, which uses theater techniques to help students research, write, rehearse and perform their own plays about their experiences with food. These hands-on workshops emphasize teamwork, media literacy, self-assessment, and issue-based learning; in this case, food & nutrition education in a dynamic atmosphere. The LightBox Approach is a cross-cultural physical theatre training that draws on movement traditions from around the world. Join us to get a sneak-peak into this progressive after-school program for teens.
Liquori and Associates LLC
305 East 72nd Street, Suite 6GN
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 988 1953
Liquori and Associates LLC is a consulting practice engaging public and private institutions to build food procurement systems that source healthier and more regionally-grown foods. For example, the consultants are currently laying the groundwork for a national network – Food Opportunities for Children in Urban Schools, or FOCUS – on the procurement practices of ‘Big City’ school meals programs. Peer and community education, data analysis and shared learnings will drive the network and link its work to local, state and federal policy initiatives.
Lower Eastside Girls Club
56 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 982 1633
The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan - and the tools to build - their future. All of our programs focus on developing environmental, ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.
Manhattan Media LLC (Sponsor)
79 Madison Avenue 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 268 8600
Manhattan Media is dedicated to New York’s neighborhoods. Our focused publications provide information about those matters that are of immediate concern and interest to people who live blocks, not worlds, apart. We provide businesses and institutions direct access to the individuals whom they serve, real customers and clients within arm's reach, in the neighborhood.
Media that Matters: Good Food
104 W 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (646) 230 6368
Media That Matters: Good Food is a DVD and online collection of independent shorts that explore food and sustainability through humor, dramatic documentary storytelling and cutting-edge animation. Visitors to www.mediathatmattersfest.org/goodfood can watch the films online in their entirety and take action. Individuals, community groups, activists and teachers who are inspired to bring the collection to their community can get the DVD and download free tools to promote, facilitate and evaluate their screening. Good Food follows the same multi-platform distribution model established by the annual Media That Matters Film Festival.
National Farm to School Network
1600 Campus Road, MS-M1
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (419) 753 3412
The purpose of the National Farm to School Network is to work towards institutionalizing and catalyzing farm to school programs as viable models for improving the economic viability of family-scale farmers and supporting child nutrition efforts. With eight Regional Lead Agencies, the Network assists with policy, media and marketing, information services, training and technical assistance, and networking. The Network is coordinated by the Center for Food & Justice at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and the Community Food Security Coalition.
The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
PO Box 6858
Ithaca NY 14850
PO Box 737
Mamaroneck NY 10543
Phone: (607) 272 1154 (631) 525 3650
The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) is a statewide nonprofit that works to improve the health and well-being of New York's students by advocating for healthy plant-based foods, including organic where possible, farm to school programs, the elimination of unhealthy competitive foods in all areas of the school (not just the cafeteria), comprehensive nutrition policy, and education to create food- and health-literate students.
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Pride of New York Program (Sponsor)
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Market's Pride of New York branding program is designed to increase demand for and help consumers identify high-quality, local food and agricultural products where they shop. The program is central to the Department's efforts to foster a thriving local food and agriculture economy that benefits producers and consumers alike. Related efforts include Farm to School, Farmland Protection, Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and Grow NY, among others.
North East Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)
PO Box 880
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Phone: (845) 796 8994
An organization of farmers, gardeners and eaters working to build a sustainable regional food system since 1983.
Organic Valley Family of Farms (Sponsor)
One Organic Way
La Farge, WI 54639
Phone: (608) 625 2602
Organic Valley is the nation's largest organic farmer cooperative, with 1,205 family farm members around the country, whose philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. Through those means, we produce organic milk, organic cheese, organic butter, organic eggs, organic juice, organic soy beverages, organic produce, and organic meats.
1611 Harbor Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985 0331
Shelburne Farms is an education organization and 1,400-acre working farm dedicated to cultivating a conservation ethic by teaching the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources. The Farm’s partnership programs strive to inspire stewardship locally and around the world. The Sustainable Schools Project works with schools to use sustainability as an integrating theme for connecting curriculum, campus stewardship, and community engagement. VT FEED (Food Education Every Day) is an exemplary farm-to-school partnership that uses a community-based approach to pursue school food system change.
215 Lexington Ave, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
Phone Number: (212) 991 1930
Sustainable Table celebrates the local sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food. Projects include The Meatrix films.
The Sylvia Center/Katchkie Farm/Great Performances (Sponsor)
304 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 727 2424
Fax: (212) 727 2820
The Sylvia Center’s mission is to improve the lives of at-risk children by giving them the opportunity to connect with nature and learn about nutritious and healthy eating through joyful hands-on experiences at Katchkie Farm, our 60-acre organic farm in Kinderhook, and in our learning kitchen at Great Performances in SoHo.
Teachers College Columbia University, Program in Nutrition
525 West 120th Street Box 137
New York, NY 10027
Web2: www.tc.edu/cfe (Center for Food & Environment)
Since it was founded in 1909, the Nutrition Program has been a leader in integrating the findings of nutrition science, nutrition education, behavioral science and public health to develop strategies for promoting health through dietary change in individuals and communities. The Center for Food & Environment works to develop and evaluate programs that enable children and adults to make food choices that promote personal and environmental health.
Teich Garden Systems LLC
PO Box 891
South Salem, NY 10590
Phone: (888) 622 5822
Teich School Gardens (TGS) are specially designed to enrich the academic and healthy living experiences of our children. Our school gardens feature wide walkways, raised planting beds and are fully irrigated. Each TGS has universal access to permit every child to participate fully in all aspects of the gardening experience. TGS are perfect for urban schools as our proprietary designs can be installed on paved surfaces, empty lots, and where the native soil might be environmentally suspect. Bringing a TGS to a school is an exciting project in which the entire school community can participate.
Two Angry Moms/angrymoms.org
21 Old Farm Road
Weston, CT 06883
Phone: (203) 544 1267
Two Angry Moms is a Movie and a Movement! The film explores the roles the federal government, corporate interest, school administration and parents play in the feeding of our country’s school kids. From New Hampshire to California, filmmaker Amy Kalafa follows a cast of awe-inspiring leaders in the fledgling better school food movement. Along the way, she finds solutions that are working in school systems across the country. Former Texas Secretary of Agriculture Susan Combs said, "It's going to take two million angry moms to change school food".
Vergant, Inc. and The Renewables: Thinkable is Doable!
293 Central Park West, #3E
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873 8158
Vergant, Inc. is a pro-social branding and business development firm that creates and promotes programs dedicated to health, happiness and lifelong learning. Programs created under the Vergant banner include: The Renewables: Thinkable is Doable.
505 8th Ave Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 629 8850
WHY is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty. WHY challenges society to confront these problems by advancing models that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food. WHY's programs include the National Hunger Clearinghouse, Reinvesting in America, Kids Can Make a Difference, and Global Movements. The WHY Food Security Learning Center is an online resource for food system change, covering topics from farm-to-school to nutrition to community gardens.
Yale Sustainable Food Project
309 Edwards St
New Haven, CT 06511-8261
Phone: (203) 432 2084
The Yale Sustainable Food Project directs a sustainable dining program at Yale, manages an organic farm on campus, and runs diverse programs that support education and inquiry related to food and agriculture.