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Urban Greens collaborates with KidsFirstRI and Jamie Oliver Foundation to promote healthy food in schools!
Tuesday, May 22, Urban Greens organized a food nutrition demonstration at Edward S. Rhodes School in Cranston, to help teach kids about healthy food options! Chefs from KidsFirstRI lead a demo for the kids, and we sent home handouts for parents with a simple recipe and some questions to help us determine community needs.
All the kids had lots of fun, and got stickers for trying vegetables like asparagus, kale, and radishes in a mixed vegetable pasta salad!
Urban Greens and CrossFit Providence collaborate to promote real food and healthy living.
At CrossFit Providence, 425 Washington St., Saturday May 19th 10:30AM-Noon
On Saturday May 19th 10:30am-Noon Urban Greens will co-host Food and Fitness Revolution Day with CrossFit Providence, at 425 Washington St. The event is being held in accordance with Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day.
In the 1-hour Food and Fitness Revolution Workshop, learn exercises you can do at home in a 30-minute Lecture in Motion on the fundamentals of CrossFit training by certified CrossFit coaches. This will be appropriate for all fitness levels! Next, learn about healthy food choices in the 30-minute nutrition discussion. Finally, Urban Greens will be providing a tasting of food and drinks from local producers. (See the full schedule below). There will also be free kids activities so parents can take part!
The event is open to the public and there is no cost. Come and learn! If interested, there is a suggested $5 donation for the event which will go to the Central Falls High School CrossFit Program.
10:30AM - CROSSFIT AT HOME (30 MIN) Learn the fundamental movements of CrossFit required to train at home, by yourself or with your family. Movements will correspond with free workouts you can do at home. Appropriate for all levels.
11:00AM - CHOOSE REAL FOOD, NOT DRUGS (30 MIN) Learn with real affordable food, not drugs, we can achieve optimal health. Proven research will demonstrate food based on our ancestral biology is the key to well being.
11:30AM - SOCIAL TASTING FUN Urban Greens is providing a tasting of local food and drinks!
Urban Greens hosts Providence Green Drinks at AS220!
Earth-day Providence Green Drinks at AS220 on April 19, 5-8pm.
On Thursday, April 19th, 5-8pm Urban Greens will host Providence Green Drinks at AS220, 115 Empire st. This is a great chance to meet and chat with environment minded folks from all over Providence and Rhode Island, have a drink, and ask any questions you might have about Urban Greens.
Urban Greens will be greening this event by contributing to People’s Power and Light, a great business that helps make energy more environmentally sustainable for Rhode Islanders.
Urban Greens is member owned, and needs founding-members in order to open. We’re trying to reach 500 founding-members in 2012. Come by Green Drinks and Join!
Urban Greens hosts Sunday Stomp with Joe’s Backyard Band at Roots Cafe!
March 25, 3:30-6:00, Adults $6, kids $1Roots Cafe 276 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903
Sunday Stomp! A music party at the Roots Cafe featuring Joe’s Backyard Band – kids welcome! Food and bar available, and lots of music, also including musician Chris Monti! Lots of fun for all ages – last time some folks came without their kids and had a great time!
Joe and his family are already founding members of Urban Greens, and the Co-op is excited to be able to partner up for this event, and help promote a fellow co-op member!
Urban Greens will give a brief presentation and be there all day to talk about our progress and how you can help! Urban Greens is member owned, and needs founding-members in order to open. We’re trying to reach 500 founding-members in 2012. Come by Sunday Stomp and consider joining!
YouthBuild Providence students will be helping form a neighborhood street team to promote Urban Greens Food Co-op!
Urban Greens is pleased to announce its new partnership with YouthBuild Providence. On March 2nd, 10 students from YouthBuild will be volunteering with Urban Greens to help out with the street team outreach effort. This will be the first of many opportunities for the two organizations to collaborate in community efforts. Working with YouthBuild Providence supports Urban Greens’ mission of capitalizing on the diversity of Providence residents – reaching out to all ages and communities. Urban Greens is excited to be working towards establishing intern positions, providing YouthBuild students with practical job-skills training and knowledge about starting a business.
Since 1997 YouthBuild Providence has been providing out-of-school youth with academic, job readiness, and occupational skills needed to make a successful transition into the construction industry and other high-growth, high-demand occupational sectors. If you’re interested in learning more, visit them on the web.