Joshua Levine Remembered Through School Gardens

The American Hotel and the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation are hosting a special fundraiser to benefit the Bridgehampton School‘s Edible School Garden later this month.

The event, which celebrates locally cultivated food, micro-agriculture and sustainable farming is being held in memory of Joshua Levine, a North Haven man and Manhattan real estate developer who left city life behind to pursue his love for organic farming, sustainable agriculture and farm-to-table food. Levine was killed at just 35 years old in 2010 after he suffered a fatal injury while working as a summer apprentice at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. He left behind a wife, Ann, and two young children.

As a way of promoting their son’s passions, Myron and Susan Levine of Sag Harbor created a foundation in his name. Along with Bridgehampton‘s garden, the event will raise funds to benefit Slow Food East End (SFEE), an organization that teaches local schoolchildren the value of homegrown produce, and the Edible School Garden Group, which is funding three master gardeners chosen to improve and expand school gardens at various local districts.

Tickets for the The American Hotel‘s third annual dinner on March 24 are sold out, but tickets are still available for the restaurant’s pre-dinner cocktail party from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre on Sunday. The party will include wine, hors d’oeuvres and music for a $75 donation. Reservations can be made at joshualevinefoundation.org.

Joshua Levine and daughter Willa at Quail Hill Farm.

Joshua Levine and daughter Willa at Quail Hill Farm.

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