We had a magical time at the Brooklyn Bugs Festival and want to thank each and every one of you for your participation and enthusiasm this year! We'll be sharing pictures and videos onto our social media and website regularly, and also post reviews from attendees on our blog. Feel free to get in contact if you'd like to submit your festival experience on our blog.
A very special thank you to our title sponsors who we couldn’t have done this without:
Smithsonian Channel, and Entosense.
Thanks to our sponsors: Green Mountain Energy, Entomo Farms, Merci Mercado, Ento Nation, Chirps.
Thanks to our contributing donors: Lou Sorkin, Aspire Food Groups / Exo, Barramundi, Flourish Farms, Fresh Origins Microgreens, Seek, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch.
A big thanks to our presenters and collaborators: David George Gordon (The Bug Chef), Dr. Marianne Shockley (UGA Insect Zoo), Lou Sorkin, Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Chef Clare Gordon, Chef Jennifer Dorsey, Marc Sanchez (Ento Nation), David Gracer, Alex Papp, Pamela Mahler, Justin Butner, Nip Rogers (poster illustration).
Thanks to the Brooklyn Bugs catering team: Ricardo, Kate, Jessica, Fawzia.
Special thanks to all the incredible volunteers who helped make this possible, especially: Joy Nemerson (Get Buggie), Katherine Knowles (Entomophagrams) & JaV’on Latimore (En.Tune).
A few final words…
about our magnificent BugsGiving Banquet on November 15th, hosted by Chefs David George Gordon aka The Bug and Chef Joseph Yoon:
As a charitable gathering, BugsGiving raised funds for Farms for Orphans, a nonprofit that works with orphaned children in the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise, sell and consume edible insects in this severely malnourished part of the world.
The generous contributions of BugsGiving attendees and sponsors are enabling Farms for Orphans to build two new edible insect farms in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DRC.
We look forward to the NEXT BugsGiving Banquet, on Thursday, November 21st, 2019. We hope to see you there!