Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation
Josh loved living on the East End of Long Island. He was enamored with its beauty, history and its potential for providing a wonderful place to create a home and raise a family. As a farmer, he worked very hard, often six long days a week, but it was evident that Josh gained much satisfaction out of planting seeds in the rich earth, seeing them take root, helping them to mature, harvesting the bounty and finally tasting the rewards. Josh had a wide area of interest and was passionate about many things, such as sustainable farming, photography; education, etc. The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation was founded up to help others share in these pleasures and develop a taste for such satisfying pursuits.
To identify and support charitable programs which promote good farming practices, healthy eating, education and a sustainable environment.
Examples of organizations and projects that the Foundation has supported include:
This year we have decided to again focus on working with the East End chapter of Slow Food to aid their efforts in supporting school gardening programs. Specifically, Slow Food will provide grants to a number of young local farmers to work with the administration, teachers, parents and students of the now over 20 public schools on the East End which have such programs. The goal is to enhance these programs so that they can become self sustaining from year-to-year. Proceeds from the 2012 dinner enabled three master farmers on the East End to devote considerable time to assist the schools which have edible garden programs. There are now 20 such schools on the East End. Go to the Josh Levine Memorial Foundation facebook page to see comments on the success of these programs.