About the Workshop



Saturday, May 1  •  11AM – 1PM  •  Pre-Registration Required  •  All Ages Welcome  •  Free!

Get down in the dirt and plant with Educators Anna Poaster of Hellgate Farm & Kim Calichio of The Connected Chef! Specifically, we will plant and discuss plants that have healing properties, plants for pickling in the summer, and plants that can be used to make pigments.

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About the Educators

Anna Poaster

Anna Poaster is one of the farmers at Hellgate Farm. Hellgate is a network of residential gardens in Queens, NYC a site in Canaan, NY. The organization promotes urban gardening, responsible land stewardship, and a permaculture lifestyle within their community. The Farm aims to provide opportunities for people interested in these practices to connect and learn, as well as to share in the abundance of the harvest.

As a Queens resident, Anna manages Hellgate’s nursery and compost operations and is excited about all things agricultural.

Kim Calichio

Kim Calichio is the Co-Founder and Director of The Connected Chef. The Connected Chef is a grass-roots, community organization re-envisioning food access to ensure that every household has local, nutritious food. Through their sliding scale Lifeline Grocery program, they source fresh ingredients from farms in NY/NJ/PA and deliver weekly groceries to over 700 households across Queens.

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