Meet at the Good Grounds mural, near the food truck for
10-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of Q&As
1:45pm: Welcome by Pennie Schwartz, President of Slow Food East End
2:00pm: Snail of Approval 2023 Awards by Robin Tyson-Stoehr, SFEE board
2:15pm: Ecological Culture Initiative, An all-volunteer community garden at St. Joseph Villa harvests all their produce for a Hampton Bays food pantry and has established a robust compost program. Learn from Joe Lamport, Zero Waste Director, how you too can create great compost for your home or community.
2:30pm: Slow Food presents Flour Power It’s the yeast we can do! Home bakers are supporting local food pantries on the East End, learn how easy it is!.
2:45pm: Shinnecock Kelp Farmers – A group of indigenous women operate the kelp farm on the shores of St. Joseph Villa, learn about the kelp farming history of Shinnecock Nation and the importance of kelp for healthy waterways and aquaculture.
3:00 pm: Peconic Land Trust — 2023 marks 40 years of this organization doing great work protecting thousands of agricultural acres on the east end for farming and naturalized lands from development. Learn key points of history and local accomplishments of this visionary program which has helped revitalize and preserve our farming culture on the East End.
3:15pm: Cornell Cooperative Extension -Fisheries Dept. Discover why a local F.I.S.H. (Fresh, Indigenous, Sustainable, Healthy) diet is the way to best way to support local fishing and about the many options available when choosing local fish for your menus.
3:30pm: Relic, Meet the brothers behind a local clothing design company that works to support cleaner beaches and waterways by using proceeds to reseed oysters to our bays. Hear about their Coastal Collaborative Program, a fabulous beach clean-up project imagined and built by Relic Design.