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SOLD OUT - A Conscious Kitchen [NYC Food Waste Fair Workshop]

  • Brooklyn Grange Clinton Ave. and Flushing Ave. Brooklyn, NY (map)

This event is SOLD OUT.

This workshop is part of the Food Waste Fair workshop series, including interactive experiences connecting the hospitality industry in NYC with the resources and knowledge they need to get to zero food waste. Join us in our mission to #endfoodwaste - view the rest of the workshop programming here, and be sure to get tickets for the Food Waste Fair on May 23rd at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


Workshop Description

Reducing the carbon footprint of your home begins in the kitchen! In this workshop, we'll walk through how to assess your home kitchen for opportunities to minimize waste, saving you money and opening up a world of delicious possibilities. We'll go beyond the usual carrot top pesto, so you come away with concrete ideas for how you can realistically make practical changes to your day-to-day habits that will have a meaningful impact on the amount of waste you generate.

About Workshop Facilitator: Anastasia Cole Plakias

Anastasia Cole Plakias is co-founder and Vice President of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. An accomplished public speaker, award-winning writer, and published photographer, Anastasia is a passionate and outspoken crusader for fresh, healthy foods and greener, more sustainable cities. She works to leverage Brooklyn Grange as a platform for positive conversations about food and farming, and a resource for community building. In 2014 and 2015, she was an instructor of Natural Gourmet Institute’s Sustainable Farming Certificate Course, and in 2017, she was named as one of the NYC Food Policy Center’s “40 Under 40” individuals working to transform the food system.


Ticket Options

The Foundation for New York’s Strongest is committed to offering programming at reduced rates to enable access for our diverse community. Our mission to #endfoodwaste depends on participation from New Yorkers at every income level.

We are offering a discount for low income members of our community to attend the Food Waste Fair and participate in workshop programming. Please use code FWFACCESS to unlock reduced rate programming. We request that you consider circumstances beyond your income (ie., education, generational wealth, parental and community support, partnership status and other circumstances that may offer a safety net which allows more resilience when financial setbacks occur)* when choosing to apply this code to your purchase.

The Food Waste Fair Workshop Series and reduced rate programming is generously supported by WeCare Organics, a product of Denali Water Solutions.

*Thank you to the staff at Farm School NYC for this language.


Proceeds from the Food Waste Fair support programs by the The Foundation for New York’s Strongest, the official nonprofit organization of the New York City Department of Sanitation, including a microgrant program to help businesses establish food waste prevention, recovery and recycling programs.

Earlier Event: May 18
Farm Tour | Long Island City
Later Event: May 21
Introduction To Green Roofs