INVISIBLE HAND’s Anthony Lappé was extremely proud to volunteer his services as a speaker prep coach to a few of the speakers at yesterday’s TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat event at the Times Center. It was an amazing day, full of insights and inspiration. We were especially honored to work with CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer, founder of AmpleHarvest.org, whose simple idea of connecting home gardeners with food pantries is revolutionizing the way food donations work by providing fresh, healthy food (no more Pop Tarts and canned peaches!) to people who need it most. Our favorite speaker, hands down, was the Bronx Green Machine’s Stephen Ritz. The man is a force of nature. His talk, better described as a freestyle performance, told the story of his unique gardening program for Bronx kids. Among other accomplishments, he improved the participants’ attendance at school from 30% to 90%.
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