It is the last Monday of the month, and lots of local foodies know what that means. It’s that time again for Slow Food Buffalo Niagara to convene, coming together at a different local establishment each meeting and serving as a forum to celebrate, discuss and inspire people to join the Slow Food movement; this educational series is always centered around a topic close to the heart, and the cutting board.
Today, March 25th at 6:30pm, there is an open invitation extended to anyone interested in learning more about this local Western New York chapter of Slow Food USA, and its belief that we all have the right to good, clean, and fair food. Even if you simply have interest in exploring this month’s topic which is “Super Seeds, “you are encouraged to come to this free event at the Brick Oven Bistro and Deli, located at 910 Abbott Road (nr. Narragansett Road) in South Buffalo.
This month’s program will feature local seed expert, Remy Rotella Orlowski, who heads up a mail order seed company called, The Sample Seed Shop. She is clearly devoted to her craft, and loves sharing her passion with others. Whether it’s through hosting the Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest, or teaching adult education cooking and gardening classes for the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, her passions never wavers. In fact, she is even nationally recognized as a premier source of knowledge on topics ranging from growing tomatoes, perennials, antique and hardy roses, to of course growing myriad varieties of fruits and vegetables from seed.
[The program] “will serve as a primer on how to start fruits and vegetables from seed, including tips on planning and propagation. It will also include a discussion of the impact of biodiversity on our planet’s health, and how we can do our part to promote genetic diversity by saving seeds and choosing heirloom and other alternative varieties of plants,” according to freelance food writer Lauren Newkirk Maynard.
This is one not to miss, as we are all anticipating the end of this recent cold snap, and what better way to do it than by checking out the amazing eats at The Brick Oven Bistro and Deli, all while learning from the local self-proclaimed “plant junkie” herself, as she recounts a number of tricks that you need to know in order to put your best green thumb forward.