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EDIBLE EVENTS: Eat, Work, Grow the Movement at the Just Food Conference

Hungry? Our events calendar has loads of Edible events around the city, like the 2013 Just Food Conference featuring over a 100 workshops on national farm and food issues, CSA trends, cooking and food preservation techniques, and ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Happy Ducks, Obsolete Root Cellars, and Other Signs of the Warmest January on Record

I’ve been thumbing through the short, final chapters of Joan Gussow’s most recent book, Growing, Older. They’re humorous even if the themes include dying, lifelong regrets, sea level rise and climate change. The later geological preoccupations are shared by both of us—we both garden in floodprone areas—and the balmy, 60-degree afternoons this past weekend reminded me that the future-oriented predictions of climate scientists seem more and more to have arrived in the here and now. (And, my colleagues at Edible Brooklyn tell me, the annual winter festival at Prospect Park was just cancelled, due to weather too warm to make snow.)