Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Reading - and Fun


The website Grist reviewed a new book that looks very appropriate for us -- How to Grow a School Garden. Read their review here.

The EPA announced that it was banning the pesticide Aldicarb because it was unsafe but after negotiating with the the manufacturer, Bayer, decided they could still produce it for a few more years. Read more then consider buying organic.


The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx apparently have a vegetable garden with 96 varieties of veggies - - all growing in containers. Read the Container Veggie blog here to learn how to grow your own with however much (or little ) space you have -- then go visit the NYBG's Edible Garden exhibits through mid-October. You can get there from here in under 45 minutes.


You may remember Bhavani Jaroff who did our hands on healthy cooking demonstration with the kids this past Spring. Well, she has a radio show ever Wednesday from 5-6pm. To listen in live, just log onto, If you miss the show, you can always listen in at a later date by going into the archives. It usually takes 24 hours for the current show to be put on line, but all the past shows (along with recipes) can be gotten off of the website.

Just go to the PRN website, , click on archives, scroll down to iEat Green with Bhavani, and choose which show you want to listen to. Then press “download”. The show will come on, or you can download it to your iPod and listen in the car or whenever! She will also start posting the recipes and shows on my website at, as well as some upcoming events, so check that out as well. (See our posts on May 24 and 25 for more on the cooking demo and recipes.)

Fun with Kids

At Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday at noon, children ages 4 and up can hear the story Peter Rabbit and try vegetables from their garden "just as Peter would have."


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