The below details both kid- and grown-up friendly Earth Day events at Greene Grape and Provisions in Fort Greene. It's all happening within steps of Habana Outpost's season opener as well!
At The Greene Grape, we’re excited to celebrate Earth Day Weekend April 18/19 and the return of our neighbor, Habana Outpost, from its winter hibernation. Join us for the following special events all weekend!
PLANT SALE AND SEED BOMBS
Outside Greene Grape Provisions, 753 Fulton at South Portland, the Brooklyn Brownstone Garden District will hold an edible plant sale and help kids make ‘seed bombs’ using recycled coffee grounds from the coffee bar that will hopefully lead to a summer floral explosion in Fort Greene! Plants for sale will include Dwarf Grey Sugar Peas (the peas and the leaves are edible and it can be grown inside), Ho Lang Tau (an Asian pea which is a delicacy and you can also eat the peas and the leaves and grow it inside) and Nasturtium (edible flowers). An expert on edible plants and flowers will be on hand to answer questions. Plant sale will be both April 18 and April 19 from 10am-5pm.
While the kids are waiting for their seed bombs to dry, the parents can mosey over to The Greene Grape Wine store at 765 Fulton where we will be holding an all-day tasting of environmentally-friendly wines. From a malbec packed in a tetrapak to organic wines to local NY state wines, there are many ways to reduce your wine drinking carbon footprint without sacrificing the quality of your wine. The tasting schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 18 12pm-7pm Think Global, Drink Local
By supporting local growers and producers, we are cutting out both the cost of transportation and the damage that gasoline leaves on our environment. Alie, the founder of Brooklyn Oenology, a Brooklyn label that uses New York grapes and labels by Brooklyn artists, will pour her Social Club White 2007. From 2-4, Pure vodka, made from upstate NY apples, will be mixing and sampling cocktails. We’ll also open 3 wines from our monthly New York Cork Club, which features 2 new wines each month from the Empire State.
Sunday, April 19 12pm-7pm Economical and Earth-Friendly
We’ll pour 4 organic wines all under $15 including a 1-liter malbec in a tetrapak (Yellow+Blue Malbec 2007).