Thursday, October 08, 2015

South Brooklyn Children's Garden On Columbia Street To Host Its 4th Annual Harvest Festival

(photo credit courtesy South Brooklyn Children's Garden)

South Brooklyn Children's Garden on Columbia Street will be celebrating its fourth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 24, from 10 am to 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity to meet others in the community. Mark your calendars and plan to bring your family.

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

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, and 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 community leaders. The 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 12:30 pm.

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.

Get more detail on South Brooklyn Children’s Garden's web site here.

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