Keep it Fresh Day highlights plant-based culinary arts, organic gardening, music and environmental actions.
Keep It Fresh Day Features:
- workshops and speakers on live, vegan whole foods, organic gardening, and food as medicine
- b-boys and b-girls
- environmental awareness
- recognition and awards to those compassionate minds who invigorate communities worldwide
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“I grew up in the five points, breathing in polluted air from local factories. Fresh water has always been an issue, and the freshest thing in my neighborhood was a lemon in a liquor store. I’m really excited that other cities like Baltimore are down with the movement, and my goal is to make Keep It Fresh Day a national day.”
– Dr. Ietef Vita, a.k.a. DJ Cavem
Keep It Fresh Day is a Culinary Climate Action day, founded by Green For All fellow Dr. Ietef Vita on June 14th. By proclamation of the Mayor of Denver, Colorado, June 14 was officially recognized as Keep It Fresh Day.
It’s time we go worldwide June 14, 2018.
How do you keep it fresh?
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Keeping It Fresh
Everyone everywhere can celebrate Keep It Fresh Day
Find an event near you or let us know if you’re planning one. Focus for Keep It Fresh Day events is on healthy living, vegan and live foods, organic gardening, environmental action, and art and education on any of these topics.
Join the movement and show your support with #KeepItFreshDay on social. Hit up the farmer’s market, try a new recipe, post your plate and tag us @KeepItFreshDay
Young Watermelon Salad Recipe
- 1 small watermelon
- 1/2 c fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 2 c. swiss chard, chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 c. sunflower sprouts (if you’re down)
- sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Imagine yo’ watermelon is the planet earth. Find where the equator would be. Please tell me you know where the equator is. Cut along the equator.
Now, scoop out the watermelon so that there is just an empty rind. Set it aside. This will be your salad bowl. Dope right!?
Ok, now chop up that watermelon, and if you’re really bout it, save a few of those black seeds and plant some of your own so you can eat watermelon for free! Put the chopped watermelon back in your bowl.
Now, take all that yummy mint you chopped up, and that swiss chard, and your lime juice and add that to your watermelon. Toss, and add a little sea salt and pepper if you want.
Get creative and add other elements to this, like different herbs and spices. Try different lettuce options like romain, or kale.
You are the artist, make your food look beautiful, and taste bomb!
How To Keep It Fresh
Keep It Fresh Day has been in motion since 2011. In 2014, it was declared official by mayoral proclamation in Denver, CO. In 2017, Keep It Fresh Day was recognized by the Mayor of Baltimore.
SAY WHAT: KEEP IT FRESH DAY AWARDS GREEN CARPET DINNER | TURNIP JAM & BATTLE | JUNE 14th @ The GrowHaus
Stephen Ritz, urban farmer and educator in NYC with Green Bronx Machine