“Eat Less Water” at Second Sunday Spoken Word

Eat Less Water: The Solution to Worldwide Water Shortages is in the Kitchen is officially released on November 1, but the book tour officially launches in Staten Island Sunday, September 10th at 3 p.m. at Art on the Terrace


I am thrilled to return to Staten Island for the first event and read from the “Gardens and Water” chapter based on my interview with Staten Islander Lenny Librizzi. 

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Master gardener, Lenny Librizzi recently retired as Director of Green Infrastructure at GrowNYC where he worked for 31 years.  He taught environmental workshops and collaborated in the creation of the Eat It Project in the Bronx and Manhattan.  He co-founded the Water Resources Group and in the last two years trained 300 individuals in rainwater harvesting and helped build 100 rainwater harvesting systems. 



Lenny Lebrizzi standing next to his rain barrel at his home in Staten Island during our interview. June 2013.



I will be joined by food writers Maha Awad, Terry Marks, and Annie Rech. A reception serving homegrown food will follow in the low-water garden designed and installed by Lenny. Local band Allergic to B’s will provide the live music.  

The reading is made possible from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York Council on the Arts and with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Staten Island Arts. 

A very special thanks to Robin Lampman, who organized the event and wrote parts of this piece.

Here is a list of other NYC events where I can be found next week.

9/13 Food Tank  2017 Summit

9/15 Eat Less Water Kitchen Table Tour Dinner in Brooklyn (private residence)

9/16 Joe Holzka Community Garden, Staten Island Reading, Food and Garden Tour, Free Event


9/16 KGB Bar, Manhattan, Free Event

There is power in the collective.

Eat less water at the kitchen table.

Be well,






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