Community members are invited to participate in Yorktown’s SEPTA and Wellness Third Annual Movie Screening and Farm-to-Table Tasting on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School auditorium with the showing of “Vanishing of the Bees,” a documentary that examines the disappearance of honeybees and the greater relationship between mankind, the food supply and the Earth.
Immediately following the film, there will be a honey sampling from local beekeepers and tastings in the high school cafeteria, prepared by area chefs who source from local farms. Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to attend.
Tickets for the movie and tasting are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online from the district website at www.yorktown.org. The program is supported in part by a Yorktown Special Education PTA (SEPTA) mini-grant.
"This is an excellent event to share the importance of bees to our food supply, to sample great-tasting local honey and food and to get connected to local resources," said Laura Tolosi, Director of Wellness Programs at the Yorktown Central School District. "Our hope is that participants will learn something new, find resources within our community and feel empowered to consider change towards personal health or for the health of honeybees."
Gail Chen, Co-Vice President of Yorktown SEPTA, said SEPTA is always looking for new and innovative ways to educate parents and students on a variety of issues from nutrition to bullying.
"We feel this event is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and bring the community together," Chen said.
Beekeepers and farm-to-table participants include:
- Thomas Breitschwerd: Beekeeper, Hudson River Apiaries;
- Ghenya Gorbatko of the Trailside Café;
- DJ HaverKamp of the Bedford Bee Honeybee Service;
- Hemlock Hill Farm;
- Hilltop Hanover Farm;
- Jonathan Pratt of Peter Pratt’s Inn;
- Karen Sabath, Beekeeper, www.honeybeeswax.wordpress.com and
- Margaret Von der Meden, Environmental Outdoor Educator and Beekeeper.