This Sunday, the Green Edge Collaborative will be hosting a potluck dinner and discussion in Brooklyn with Leda Meredith, a former ballet dancer turned botanist who is a “locavore” – the term used to describe someone who strives to eat only locally grown foods – as well as a foraging expert, educator, and environmental activist. She’ll be talking about her experience as a locavore living in Park Slope and sharing excerpts from her new memoir, Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch, which will be published on July 15th. I love learning about dancers who transition to careers completely outside of the dance world. Since I’ve been involved in environmental activism for several years – especially developing and supporting the local foods movement here in NYC – and work full-time for an environmental non-profit, I’m particularly curious about Leda’s career and her shift from ballet to botany. Her memoir will certainly be an interesting summer read.
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