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Gala 2013 - Talking about Community


At our 2nd Annual Gala - Celebrate the Harvest on September 10, 2013, three interns presented a dynamic speaking series highlighting their personal encounters with youth, food, and community, the three intersection points of The Food Project's triangular mission. Over the course of the coming week, we will be posting transcripts of their speeches, along with a live video recording that might include some deviations from the planned script. 

 

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Gala 2013: Will Allen on youth, food, and sustainability


Last week, MacArthur “Geniur” grantee and preeminent urban farmer Will Allen was in Boston to receive The Food Project’s first Leadership Award. Allen, who is the founder and president of Growing Power in Milwaukee and Chicago, also toured The Food Project’s youth development and urban farming programs in the Dudley neighborhood of Boston.

Inevitably, questions and conversation turned to the beauty of soil and compost and the need to build a future where every community has access to fresh, healthy food grown on local farms.

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2nd Annual Gala Featured in The Boston Globe


On Tuesday, September 10, we held our 2nd Annual Gala - Celebrate the Harvest at the WGBH Studios. The event, which featured several youth speakers and a raffle and auction, honored Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, as the first recipent of The Food Project Leadership Award. Here is what The Boston Globe's Lifestyle section had to say on the night: 

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