September 7, 2013 · 10:00 AM
Our Culinary Tour of the Bronx will begin at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden at The New York Botanical Garden, where long-time volunteer and Bronxite Frank Russo will guide us through the Global Gardens, vegetable plots with cultural themes.You may be able to spy a bunny or scarecrow amid edible gardens tended by visiting children! Next up,historic Arthur Avenue, an Italian culinary gem, where participants will visit the market to learn about cheese-making at Mike’s Deli. Finally, participants will drop in on the Annual Bronx Green-Up and GreenThumb Harvest Festival for community gardeners citywide. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with gardeners from all over the city and visit a community garden in all its harvest glory. To register or for more information, email [masked] or call 718.817.8026. Tickets have been reduced to $15 and the proceeds go directly to support the community gardens you visit. Children 12 and under ride for free. Trolley leaves from and returns to 810 7th Avenue in Manhattan, leaving promptly at 10:00 a.m.