Ayurveda Seasonal Eating at Just Food Conference 2017


  • Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States

Join me at the Just Food Conference ! I will be speaking alongside a number of innovators in the agricultural, food policy + justice, health and wellness space. My topic is Ayurvedic Seasonal Eating; I will be presenting on Sunday afternoon. 

Seasonal eating is a major tenant of the Ayurvedic (holistic medical) sciences. In this class, we will learn about the fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory as a guide to understanding why it is important to eat seasonally to promote health within the body and mind. We will explore the ‘menu change’ that Mother Nature is 'serving' as we transition in NY from Winter into the Spring. Then, we will examine local Spring seasonal foods/herbs and discuss how these predominantly bitter and astringent ingredients support health, as well as how to incorporate them into home recipes.

REGISTER HERE for Sunday and Monday's events

About Just Food
Just Food is a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports community leaders in their efforts to advocate for and increase access to healthy, locally-grown food, especially in underserved NYC neighborhoods. Since 1995, Just Food has convened major summits and conferences that educate and engage the public in local food, farm, and social justice issues. A pioneer in food justice and sustainable agriculture, Just Food emphasizes the role of community leadership and ownership of food projects, particularly in low-income communities. Just Food provides training and resources to community members so they can:

  • Launch Projects like farmers' markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups. 
  • Educate their neighbors in fundamental cooking and urban farming skills. 
  • Advocate to make their corner of New York City a healthier place ot live and eat. 

For more information, visit justfood.org.