Una Noche de Agradecimiento

Last night, we held an intimate donor appreciation event at the home of Board Emeritus Blaine Bonham. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and personally thank the people that have supported our work in the Norris Square community promoting Gardens and Latino culture for the past 42 years.

Special thanks to Executive Chef Kenneth Bush of Bistrot La Minette for preparing beautiful delicious food and La Colombe Fishtown for donating their Different Drum Rum for a rum tasting at the event.

 
No After School Programming on 3/26

Norris Square Neighborhood Project will be closed to youth on Thursday, March 26, 2015 due to a donor event. We will reopen for programming on Friday, March 27th.

 
Big News for Norris Square Neighborhood Project!

Big announcement:

Norris Square Neighborhood Project, along with 9 other organizations in Philadelphia, is a part of the newly launched GSK IMPACT Grant, administered by The Philadelphia Foundation and led by The Food Trust

Through this three-year, $5 million grant, the Get HYPE Philly! Collective will work in collaboration with other partners throughout the city to empower Philadelphia young people to live healthier lives; contribute to healthier communities; and excel in the next generation’s workforce. 

Norris Square Neighborhood Project will help youth become leaders for a healthier and more sustainable community through our Garden Education programming.

Youth will be engaged in helping build a passive solar greenhouse with recycled materials; developing products and marketing materials promoting healthy living and nutrition; and leading a weekly farmstand where they will host small demonstration cooking events for community residents. 

We're very excited about this opportunity to collaborate with the other members of the Get HYPE! Philly collective. Learn more at www.gethealthyphilly.org

 
Berenjena - Part of National Nutrition Month

Board Member Sylvia Metzler holding a basket of vegetables.

For the third week of our four week exploration of healthy produce that we grow in our gardens, this week we'll be focusing on the Berenjena!

Berenjena or eggplant is used in a wide variety of Puerto Rican and Latino cuisine including berenjenas guisadas, berenja con bacalao and carne de cerdo guisado con berenjena. It is low in fat, protein, and carbohydrates and provides 11% of the recommended daily value of Manganese.

We grow many berenjenas in our gardens each summer and hope you'll stop by and visit our stand this summer.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

 
Batatas - Part of National Nutrition Month

For our second week of National Nutrition Month, we’ll be taking a look at the delicious Batata.

Batatas (from the original Taíno batata) or sweet potatoes are used in a wide variety of Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine including in sancocho, pasteles, and batatas al almibar boricua among many others. 1 cup of batatas is 114 calories and provides 12% of the daily recommended potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium. 

We’ll have batatas at our farmstand this Fall so feel free to stop by and enjoy some for $1.

farmstand in norris square 2014

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

 

Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green spaces, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.

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