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Greenport I the Winter: A Center of Activity

imageThey aren’t singing the winter blues in Greenort, as the above photo attests.   Scott, our friend and owner at Burton’s Bookstore,  has been placing orders for new books that’ll no doubt fly off the shelves.  Get in and buy before someone else beats you to it.

Art from a Read a Recipe Fan: Watch Out Matisse

One of the fans of our program has been dabbling in collage.  This is a work he did while on Long Island, where he attended the 4-H Camp.   Good memories for him.   image                              Thanks, Robbie!

“Cultivation” at Teachers College, Columbia Univerity and our children

“”Cultivation”,   a documentary  by Giacchino Taliercio about Joan Gussow and her course on Nutritional Ecology given at Teachers College, premiered  in November.   This impressive introduction to the life-changing work of Dr. Gussow reflects on her work past and present and her influence on the public.  Of particular interest?    Our children are in the documentary!   Now we’re waiting for the film to open.   More to follow, so stay posted.

The Children Visit Charnews Farm in Southold/Peconic Land.

The Read a Recipe  children had a bang-up, great time at Charnews Farm recently.   Julie introduced Denise Market, farm manager, who did a stellar job once again, teaching the children about sustainability on the farm and just how important it is.   They began their outing in the barn–see the photo–then took a tour.  It was a win-win all round.   Learning and having fun: how can you beat it?    Many thanks to Denise and Peconic Land Trust for their leadership and continued partnership.

Hallockville Farm Museum Visit

The lucky Read a Recipe children visited Hallockville Farm Museum on a splendid autumn Saturday and were entertained and educated by Herb Strobel, executive director at the farm.    He told the children a bit about the history of  the farm, which dates back to 1765.    The farm campus of 28 acres includes original homes from the 19th century and also features a active farm.  Friendly chickens, sheep and cows are on hand and waiting to be fed by the likes of our children.   Check out the Hallockville website and check out our children captured in action….image image

Burton’s Books in Greenport

I visited with George at his bookstore Burton’s Books this week and heard the great news.   After 26 years of ownership, he’s sold it so he can seek other adventures.   And he sold it to someone who will keep it running as a indie bookstore.   All is not lost!