BoHo Bodega

World's First Eco-Educational Pop Up Shop

GrowNYC was proud to partner with BoHo Bodega, the worlds first pop up shop focused on bringing easily accessible environmentally-sound products to consumers, forfive days this past fall in New York City.

This temporary bodega-style store will be based on New Yorks SoHo/NoLita border, offering the foods, beverages and household products found in typical bodegas across New York City, yet all with an eco-focus. In addition, goods will be offered at a greatly reduced price to encourage shoppers who believe green is beyond their budget to try healthier, eco-friendly alternatives to regular purchases. Goods in-store have been donated by eco-conscious brands including Vita Coco, Green Forest, Organic India, Planet Inc, Kiss My Face, Simply Organic and Sambazon, andproceeds will benefit GrowNYC.

Wednesday, October 21- Sunday October 25, 2009
220 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

GrowNYC Workshops at BoHo

IS THIS BAD FOR ME??!! presented by Learn It, Grow It, Eat It
Are you ODee-ing on sugar? Drowning in salt? What are Trans-Fats anyway? Give us 30 minutes and we'll show you how to get all this info and more by learning how to de-code food labels.

Eco-Friendly Home Gardening presented by the Open Space Greening Program
There are many alternatives to nasty chemicals when treating your indoor houseplants. Learn about the various biological, cultural and natural controls you can use to keep those critters and pests away from your favorite African violets and kitchen windowsill herb garden.

Fresh, Healthy, Local presented by Greenmarket
GrowNYCs Greenmarket program is one of the premiere farmers market programs in the United States, operating 49 farmers markets in New York Citys five boroughs. Join Greenmarket staff and farmers as they demonstrate the joys of eating seasonally during harvest time while describing the environmental benefits of supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture.

Rev Up Your Recycling presented by the Office of Recycling Outreach & Education
Did you know you can recycle more than 50% of your waste in NYC? GrowNYCs Office of Recycling Outreach and Education will show you how. Find out all that can be recycled at the curbside and beyond and learn how to turn your food scraps into beneficial compost for gardens and houseplants.

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