For Immediate Release
October 5, 2015
South Brooklyn Children’s Garden to Host Harvest Festival on October 24
– Fourth Annual Festival Celebrates Urban Farming and Will Include Autumn Activities, Local Food, and a Harvest Pie Contest –
October 5, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (the Garden), a community garden and urban farming cooperative in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood of Brooklyn, announced today that it will host its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 24, from 10 am to 1 pm. Now in its fourth year, the Harvest Festival, which is free and open to the public, brings together community members of all ages to celebrate the autumn harvest and the role of urban farming in sustainable agriculture.
Last year’s Harvest Festival had more than 400 attendees, and this year’s festival is expected to draw an even larger crowd, with activities including:
- Harvest pie contest
- Pumpkin patch
- Face painting by Sharon of Fantasy Arts
- Autumn crafts by Arts*Cetera, Crafty Kids Brooklyn, and Creatively Wild Art Studio
- Live music from The Dad Beats
- Food from local restaurants
One of the highlights of the Harvest Festival, the harvest pie contest brings together local bakers to vie for coveted prizes and bragging rights. Amateur bakers are invited to bring a homemade pie containing autumn harvest fruits or vegetables to be judged by a distinguished panel that will include representatives from GreenThumb and Food Bank for New York City as well as local communityThe grand prize winner can choose either a free membership to the Garden for the 2016 season or a photography session from Erin Silber Photography, with second and third place winners receiving prizes donated by local merchants. All pies must be entered by 11:30 am, with judging taking place at 12:00 pm.
This year’s Harvest Festival is made possible through generous support from several local organizations and merchants: Arts*Cetera, Avlee Greek Kitchen, The Beam Center, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Crafty Kids Brooklyn, Creatively Wild Art Studio, Erin Silber Photography, Fairway Market, Fantasy Arts by Sharon, House of Pizza and Calzones and Union Market.
The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden is located at 204 Columbia Street on the corner of Sackett Street in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood of Brooklyn.
About the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden
The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden is an urban farming cooperative built to encourage fresher and healthier foods planted and raised by children and their families. Founded in 2012, the Garden creates a green space for children, their families, and the greater community to learn about their food sources and connect with nature through gardening. As a membership-based cooperative and public garden, we foster a sense of community by working together to grow food, offering educational programs and hosting events. In 2015, the Garden hosted writing workshops and educational classes for local schools and camps an initiated a partnership with the Food Bank for New York City to provide locally-grown produce for New Yorkers in need. To learn more about the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden, visit our website (www.southbrooklynchildrensgarden.com) and follow us on Facebook (SouthBrooklynChildrensGarden) and Twitter (@SBkKidsGarden).