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Rooted in Community Conference 2014

By Julia F., 17, North Hamilton, North Shore Root Crew

Root Crew member Julia
Root Crew member Julia
In mid July, I had the opportunity to represent The Food Project at the Rooted in Community conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This experience was life changing for me. The conference was based around food justice and issues with our food system globally. Youth programs from all across the country came to participate in this conference; there were people from Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Maine, Texas, California and more. At the conference, there were a variety of youth led workshops that revolved around food justice along with field trips out into the community. These field trips allowed the youth to experience the different culture of the area, as well as the different farming techniques. It was eye opening to see farming in such a different climate and terrain.

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#SeedCrew and the Summer So Far!

Seed Crew kicked off on June 30 and we have only two and a half weeks left to go! See the summer's story in pictures below, or check out our #SeedCrew page to hear more from Assistant Crew Leaders Jackson, Jeasebelle, and Debbie.

A big thank you to Boylston Properties and Osprey Foundation for being our first-ever Seed Crew sponsors!

 

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What Do You Like to Eat?

By Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director, The Food Project


The Dudley neighborhood, where The Food Project manages a 2-acre urban farm and a community greenhouse, has just begun an exciting community planning process around its food system. Over the next eight months, the Dudley Real Food Hub – a collaboration between The Food Project, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), and Alternatives for Community & Environment – will lead a series of activities designed to surface residents’ priorities around food in the neighborhood and then develop action steps based on them.

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