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Agricultural Literacy Week Volunteer Sign Up

Monday, March 20, 2023

Agricultural Literacy Week - March 20 - 24, 2023

Volunteer Sign Up

CCE Nassau is looking for volunteers for the annual Agriculture Literacy Week in March.  Please see the information below about the program.


The Cornell University New York Agriculture in the Classroom Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County invite you to participate in our annual Agricultural Literacy Week to be held in 2023!  Last year, 2300 books were donated to school or classroom libraries and books were read by volunteers to thousands of second graders throughout New York State. 

The selected book for 2023 is Tomatoes for Neela  written by Padma Lakshmi and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Neela loves cooking with her amma and writing down the recipes in her notebook. It makes her feel closer to her paati who lives far away in India. On Saturdays, Neela and Amma go to the green market and today they are buying tomatoes to make Paati’s famous sauce. But first, Neela needs to learn about all the different kinds of tomatoes they can pick from. And as Neela and Amma cook together, they find a way for Paati to share in both the love and the flavors of the day.

Author Padma Lakshmi takes young readers on an intergenerational journey full of delicious flavors and fun food facts that celebrates a family’s treasured recipes and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal brings this circle of women to life with vivid detail and warmth. Tomatoes for Neela lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures and build communities through food.

Dates and Time:

Teachers will be choosing 45 minute time slots between 9:15am and 2:30pm.  Once you sign up, you will receive further details from Ricardo. 

If at anytime you have questions, please contact Ricardo at 516-832-2591 ext. 106 or email

To register for this event, please click the Register button below.  

Thank you for volunteering for this event!



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