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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Community Discussion on Food Security, Urban Gardening Saturday

Friends of Deanwood Library and the Deanwood Citizens Association invite you to the sixth virtual Community Conversation on Food Security, Urban Agriculture, and Food Solutions.

Join the discussion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17th as panelists dicuss food security, urban agriculture, and solutions to food access in a facilitated community discussion. It will start with brief words from the speakers followed by a community discussion.
A group of experts in agriculture, cooperative solutions and healthcare will participate:
  • Dr. Sabine O’Hara is Distinguished Professor & PhD Program Director at The University of the District of Columbia’s The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). She will speak about her pioneering work, The Five Pillars of Economic Development, which includes locally-created visions for food systems and food access.
  • Alice Chandler is the Vice President of Friends of Deanwood Library, a retired teacher, and resident historian. She will speak about the history of grocery stores and urban agriculture in Deanwood.
  • Clarice Manning is leading the way for a Community Grocery Co-op in Ward 7 and Ward 8. She will speak about why a community-led grocery store is necessary East of the River.
  • Talayah Jackson is a healthcare consultant and member of the Community Grocer Co-op, among other local community based organizations. She will speak about the importance of increasing access to local food in the area.
  • ThienVinh Nguyen, PhD is an avid gardener based in Deanwood and is on the board of the Friends of Deanwood Library. She will be the facilitator of the community conversation.
Join in:
This discussion is the sixth in a series of seven conversations. On Nov. 14, the community concersation will discuss the topic of Monday. You can see recordings of previous Community Conversations are available on the DCA website: https://www.deanwoodcitizens.org/monthly-meetings


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