On August 12, 2009, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) will host a panel discussion, People Feeding People: A Hunger Roundtable at the Updike Farmstead. Representatives from several local non-profits will discuss how farmers, home gardeners, and schools can help alleviate the problem of hunger in central New Jersey. Participating panelists will include, Judy Grignon of Farmers Against Hunger; Chip Paillex of America’s Grow-A-Row; and Meredith Taylor of Isles.
The panel discussion will be held to supplement the Hunger Pains: Feeding People in Central New Jersey exhibition. Through photographs, video, and interactive elements, the exhibition informs visitors about the nature of this far-reaching problem in New Jersey and the efforts of those who work to solve it. This compelling interactive exhibition, on view through August 16th, is a dynamic collaboration with three non-profit organizations: Mercer Street Friends Food Bank (MSFFB), Crisis Ministry (CM), and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). In addition to taking an in-depth look at the work of these organizations, the exhibition also highlights the Community Gardens program of the organization Isles, Inc., the volunteer farming efforts of America’s Grow-A-Row, and the Princeton School Garden Cooperative.
The discussion will take place at the Historical Society’s Updike Farmstead located at 354 Quaker Road. Refreshments will be served. The cost is $8 and $5 for HSP members. Please call 609.921.6748, ext. 100 for reservations. For additional information on the Historical Society of Princeton and all upcoming events, please visit www.princetonhistory.org.
ABOUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. In 2004, the Historical Society of Princeton purchased the Updike Farmstead located in Princeton Township. Plans are underway to renovate the historic farmhouse and barn into permanent museum space, as well as educational space for school aged children and adults.
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