Greenport Restaurants To Donate Soup for School Garden Benefit

February 20, 2012 in Past Events

Many of Greenport’s favorite restaurants will contribute to a fundraiser for the Greenport School’s Slow Food School Garden on Sunday March 10 from noon to 2 pm at the Greenport Firehouse.

Called “Empty Bowls,” as in bring your own bowl (spoon, too), the event will feature offerings from the Greenporter, Lucharitos, Noah’s, the Frisky Oyster, Salamander General Store, Scrimshaw, the Market and other local merchants. Music, face-painting, and craft activities will also be on offer. Admission is $8 per adult, $5 per child. No reservations are necessary

Located behind the main building on Route 25, the Greenport school garden was founded in 2011 by school employees Carol Worth and Jeannie Calderale.  Elementary school students work on the garden during the school year, contributing some of their harvest to the school lunch program

Greenport’s School Slow Food Garden, one of 20 school gardens in the Edible School Garden Group, a network of 20 school districts on the East End. The mission of the Group is to inspire local communities to eat well by teaching children where fresh food comes from and how to grow it.With major support from the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation in cooperation with Slow Food East End, the Edible School Garden group makes available three professional consultants as well as funding for materials and supplies to the schools gardens.