FERN Talks & Eats

Food & Environment Reporting Network
Award Amount: $35,000

FERN will experiment with its in-person event series “FERN Talks & Eats” which involves ticket sales and additional revenue from corporate sponsors.

No timeline available


Project Updates

Food and Environment Reporting Network: Innovations and Lessons Learned

Who doesn’t love a food festival? When the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a nationally distributed news organization focused on food and the environment, wanted to elevate its profile with the general public and bring awareness of its brand of storytelling to potential new audiences and donors, it decided to throw a party. FERN Talks & Eats was a high-end event where attendees were regaled with food by top chefs, music and storytelling. It safe to say that event planning is not in the skill set of most journalists, but that didn’t hamper the folks at FERN. The sold-out event, held in Brooklyn, NY had 250 attendees and showcased FERN’s food and environmentally-focused storytelling to new audiences in a fun and festive way.