The 3rd annual Joshua Levine Memorial Dinner is scheduled for March 24. Once again, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has donated space in the theater for the pre-dinner cocktail party, and The American Hotel has donated their restaurant for the dinner. All the wonderful food and wine is donated by local farms, vineyards and merchants. The event is sponsored and organized under the auspices and leadership of the East End Chapter of Slow Food in cooperation with the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation.
Last year’s dinner was an amazing culinary experience and a huge financial success. Approximately $18,000 was raised and was used to fund stipends to three master farmers to work with sixteen East End schools which have edible school garden programs. The schools now have a curriculum which integrates what children learn while working in their garden with other subjects. The Edible School Garden programs have been very successful, and now there are twenty East End schools with such programs.
Some of the money raised at last year’s dinner was also used to fund projects at many of these school gardens. The foundation awarded ten $500 grants which were awarded based on grant applications submitted to the East End Chapter of Slow Food. Please visit the Facebook page for the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation to learn more.