Each year Grow It Green Morristown, in partnership with the Foodshed Alliance, hosts a monthly series to inspire, connect, and challenge some of the greatest food issues of today. This year we have gathered local New Jersey experts to speak about the issues facing your family's access to healthy, local food.
Dates: Last Thursday of the Month
Times: 7 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Morristown,
3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ
Should We Worry About Water? Understanding Our Watershed.
Thursday, January 28th
During this session we'll learn about the current state of our local water supply and examine how we, as consumers, might improve or protect it. Where does our local water come from? What is the state of water quality? What can people do to conserve and protect the water we do have?
David Peifer is the Highlands Project Director for the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC). ANJEC provides training, education and assistance to over 300 local environmental commissions in New Jersey. Before coming to ANJEC, David served as the Executive Director of the Upper Raritan Watershed Association for 22 years. He is a resident of Washington Township in Morris County.
Osh Squash B' Gosh: A Childhood Nutrition Workshop
Thursday, February 25th
These days you have to take your children’s nutrition into your own hands! However kids can be picky, organic food can be expensive, and your level of control is limited. Join us this month for Osh Squash B'Gosh: A Childhood Nutrition Workshop. Come learn the answers to questions such as: What foods should children eat? What is the proper portion size? How do you get your children to eat healthy, real food? Receive a sample meal plan for your child.
Director of Agriculture and Education
Grow It Green Morristown
Shaun Ananko consistently shares his knowledge for food cultivation with the Morristown community and students of local schools. He has been teaching healthy eating habits and growing techniques to school children since joining the Grow It Green Morristown team.
Janet Kopchinski, RD, CNSC
Registered Pediatric Dietician
Be Well. Morristown
Janet has over ten years of experience in Pediatric Nutrition. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and holds a certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She currently works at Be Well Morristown as a Pediatric Nurtition Counselor.
Dr. David Levine, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Summit Medical Group
In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, David B. Levine, MD, FAAP, is an adolescent clinic preceptor for the Atlantic Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program. His expertise includes obesity and nutrition.
Building a Resilient Food System in the Garden State
Thursday, March 31st
Could New Jersey farms supply enough food if something were to happen to disrupt our outside supply chains? How can we increase the number of NJ food-producing farms while strengthening the relationship between communities and farmers?
Executive Director, Foodshed Alliance
Kendrya’s passion for local food and activism for sustainable agriculture led her to the Foodshed Alliance which is devoted to promoting locally grown food and farming. Her extensive work as a plant pathologist and urban forester for the Davey Tree Company are among her credentials.