Spend a summer afternoon exploring plant-based nutrition from the farm !
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News & Events for Health Empowerment // June 23, 2021




Next month, we’re hosting an outdoor summer adventure at Ethos Farm in Long Valley, NJ, to explore how healthy soil makes possible healthy plants, people, and planet. Located less than two hours from New York City, Ethos uses regenerative organic techniques which are at the cutting edge of farming. Founded by PPMNY Medical Advisory Board Member Ron Weiss, MD, the Ethos Farm Project is committed to spreading healing through education, while aiding in the reversal of climate change. 

Join us to deepen your appreciation of where whole plant foods come from, hear from those leading the food-as-medicine movement in healthcare, and connect with each other! 

Ethos Farm: An Afternoon Adventure
Friday, July 16, 2:00 - 6:30 PM

Here’s how we’ll spend the afternoon: 

  • 2:00: Arrival and produce shopping at the Ethos Farm Market 
  • 2:45: PPMNY welcome and introductions
  • 3:15: Farm tour with Ethos' master farmer Nora Pugliese
  • 4:15: Presentation and discussion with New Jersey-based Lifestyle Medicine advocate Saray Stancic, MD, and concurrent children's movement activity with PPMNY Brooklyn Organizer and fitness instructor Danielle Medina
  • 5:15: Farm-fresh appetizers
  • 5:30: Open Q&A with Ethos Farm founder Ron Weiss, MD

Early bird tickets ($35) are available through July 2!


Tickets include a donation to the Ethos Farm Project and light appetizers. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 9 to guarantee your spot on our visit; limited space may be available after this date. Price options include:

  • $60 sponsor rate, includes a donation to PPMNY
  • $35 early bird rate is available to adults only through July 2, which will increase to $40 afterwards
  • $15 child's rate (ages 2-12)

Do you need transportation or can you offer a ride to others? Following registration, you’ll receive a carpooling form to complete. We’ll do our best to match up community members in the same neighborhood. 

We hope to see you down on the farm! 

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Get to know local clinicians bringing food to the forefront of health! Tune in to our Facebook page (Facebook accounts are not required) for a weekly summer series of live conversations between PPMNY Network Director Lianna Levine Reisner and healthcare professionals who understand the power of plants in supporting their patients' well-being. Learn about their pioneering projects and perspectives on using food as medicine. Our first three programs are: 

Tuesday, July 6, 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MBA, MPH, Distinguished Professor, Chairman, and Program Director of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 
Register for an event reminder

Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Mary Yuter, RN, CCRN, cardiac ICU nurse and founder of Heart to Soul Cardiac Wellness, LLC
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Tuesday, July 20, 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Urvi Shah, MDfaculty on the myeloma service, division of hematologic malignancies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
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And don’t miss local dermatologist Jessica Krant, MD, presenting on Eating for Skin Health & Anti-Aging with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan on July 8th! 

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Please make a donation as you take advantage of these free events!
And subscribe to our YouTube channel to check out newly uploaded videos of past events.
All times below are Eastern Daylight Time. 


 An Urban Garden Experience: Nutrition from the Backyard
Friday, June 25, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
In-Person, Astoria, Queens
FREE - register here

Plant yourself in an urban garden for the evening and learn to connect the dots between growing fresh food and reaping the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Hosted at PPMNY Queens Organizer Enrica Sacca’s urban garden in Astoria, Queens, you’ll hear from PPMNY's Nutrition Educator, Gail Mayer, MS, RD, CDN and enjoy a taste of the garden. 


Live from Bangkok! A Thai-Chinese Cooking Demo
Friday, June 25, 8:30 - 9:30 PM - Online

FREE - register here

Bring Thai-Chinese cuisine into your plant-based kitchen as Chef Tida Wei makes nam tok hed (Thai spicy grilled mushroom salad) and mala mapo tofu (Chinese tofu dish). Come infuse your tastebuds with mouthwatering flavors and aromas from her Bangkok kitchen! 



Nutrición y Deporte
Sábado 26 de junio, 3:00  - 4:00 PM - En línea
FREE - regístrate aquí

Carlos Correa, ingeniero alimentario y técnico superior en nutrición, viene a contestar todas tus preguntas sobre la nutrición vegana plant-based y el deporte.



Farmers' Market Tour: 77th/79th Street Greenmarket
Sunday, June 27, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
In-Person, Upper West Side

FREE - register here

Expand beyond your go-to fruits and vegetables, talk with local farmers, and learn tips on how to store and enjoy your fresh produce as you tour the greenmarket with PPMNY Nutrition Educator Kristin Kabay, RD. Register today -- space is limited to 8 participants. Please note, all tours will be conducted in compliance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines.



Nutrition Support Circle
Monday, June 28, 6:30 - 7:30 PM - Online
FREE - register here

Adapting to a plant-based lifestyle has its challenges. Join this safe and compassionate monthly session to discuss your motivations and struggles, led by PPMNY Community Support Facilitator Lori Pitkowsky, LSW, with PPMNY organizer and psychologist Denise Bassin, PhD.



Food as Medicine Virtual Roundtable: Nutrition & Reflux Disease
Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Offered exclusively for healthcare professionals, administrators, and faculty.
Suggested minimum donation: $25

RSVP to info@ppmny.org

Healthcare professionals are invited to an evening of virtual networking and peer-to-peer learning with otolaryngologist Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS, addressing Farma -- Not Pharma -- to Treat Reflux Disease. Hear how Dr. Zalvan and his colleagues' research has demonstrated that a mostly plant-based diet can effectively reverse reflux disease, improve symptoms, and do so without expensive medication with potential side effects.


Plant Powered Book Club: Hooked
Tuesday, June 29, 8:00 - 9:00 PM - Online
FREE - register here

In his latest book, Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions, Michael Moss lays out how the food industry exploits and deepens our addictions, and shows us why what we eat has never mattered more. Meet virtually to discuss the research and how you can avoid the pitfalls of addictive processed foods. 


Save the Date!

Tuesday, July 6, 8:30 - 9:00 AM - In-Person, Bronx
Farmers' Market Tour: Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket

Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 - 10:30 AM - In-Person, Washington Heights
Farmers' Market Tour: Fort Washington Greenmarket

Thursday, July 8, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Online
Eating for Skin Health and Anti-Aging

Sunday, July 11, 5:00 - 6:15 PM - Online
Cooking with Chef Carole

Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Online
Get Started with Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition

Friday, July 16, 2:00 - 6:30 PM - In-Person, Long Valley, NJ
Ethos Farm: An Afternoon Adventure

Saturday, July 24, 11:00 - 12:00 PM - In-Person, Prospect Park
Farmers' Market Tour: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Monday, July 19, 4:30 - 5:15 PM - Online
Family Fitness & Food Workshop

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PPMNY Brooklyn Organizer Danielle Medina led community members through the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket where they browsed the amazing variety of greens. Register here for Sunday’s Upper West Side market tour, and check out other upcoming tours here!

Our Men's Health Month event is worth a replay! Watch here to learn how plant-based nutrition provides all the protein you need and protects your prostate. Hear from inspiring men who have transformed their health, and maximized their performance, by eating whole plants. 


Cravings can be tough! PPMNY Culinary Educator Brandy Cochrane met up with us on Facebook Live to offer her tips and tricks for plant-based alternatives to cravings like Alfredo sauce, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, and more. Watch the replay here. 

PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy recently prepared Asian-style picnic food. Watch here to learn to make plant-based onigirazu, or sushi-style sandwiches, and ginger buckwheat noodle salad.  Register here for Chef Carole’s next demo on Sunday, July 11. 

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Ethos Farm Project: Kids Series
Presented by the Ethos Farm 
The Fields a-Buzz with Flowers & Pollinators
Saturday, July 17, 10:00 - 11:15 AM - In-Person, Long Valley, NJ
Finding Water in the Heat of Summer
Saturday,  August 21, 10:00 - 11:15 AM - In-Person, Long Valley, NJ
$20  - register here
Bring the kids to Ethos Farm's Saturday Mornings at the Farm for farm and food education, fresh-picked tastings, outdoor-themed activities, and lots of hands-on fun. A parent or caregiver must be present. 



Organic Field Day
Presented by the Rodale Institute
Friday, July 23, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
In-Person in Kutztown, PA and Online
$25 - register here

Join Rodale Institute’s researchers and expert staff at their annual Organic Field Day to learn the latest results of their farming trials and visit nearly 20 demonstration stations on their 333-acre experimental farm. If the farm is too far of a drive, you can access the Rodale Institute 2021 Virtual Field Day from anywhere in the world! Full access to the virtual event opens on Monday, July 19.

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2021 Annual NHA Conference: The Health Science of Plant-Based Living
Presented by the National Health Association
Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27 - Online
$97 - register here
Please note this is an affiliate link, and PPMNY will receive a portion of the registration fee.  

Eat, exercise, engage, and learn virtually! Register to hear from respected experts in plant-based nutrition, including Joel Fuhrman, MD, Alan Goldhamer, DC, and Michael Klaper, MD, as they share research about food, addiction, exercise, and aging. This interactive event includes morning yoga and tai chi, cooking demos, special virtual networking opportunities with fellow attendees, and live Q&A sessions with the experts. 

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Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Questions? Email us at info@ppmny.org.


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