Session 2 Workshops | Community Food Projects

Food Justice in Supportive Housing

Room: HM 438

Join to listen to panelists working in supportive housing and learn from their experiences and expertise on working with multiply marginalized communities. The panel will introduce the history of supportive housing, its goal, approach and the communities that are served within. They will share the unique health access and food justice needs of individuals living in supportive housing and will help attendees see the value of and learn opportunities for connecting with these communities.

Speakers: Arika Beachy, Deputy Director of Housing, Community Access; Sheryll Durrant, Urban Farm & Garden Director, Sustainable Flatbush; Ana Morán, Community Food Coordinator, Community Access




Fresh Food for All: Getting Local Produce to Emergency Food Providers

Room: HM 432

In recent years, there has been a growing push to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables into food pantries and soup kitchens. Come learn about various efforts to make sure that healthy food is available to all.

Speakers: Sonya Kharas, Farm-to-Pantry Manager, Just Food (Moderator); Cathy Chambers, Intergovernmental Relations & Special Operational Projects, Greenmarket, GrowNYC; Patrick O'Neill, CEO, Amp Your Good; Lucia Russett, Director of Advocacy, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service




Youth Empowerment Gardens

Room: HM 332

Concrete Safaris' Garden Program Coordinator, Nia Padilla, and the City Surfers after school program participants (ages 7-12) will demonstrate to educators, youth, and citizens activists how they have designed, installed, maintained, and distributed over 2,000 pounds of produce per year at Mad Fun Farm and Jefferson Gardens, the first and largest youth-centered urban farms and gardens on NYC Housing Authority property, located within Washington Houses in East Harlem. You will learn organizing strategies, brainstorm, and develop action plans for transforming land into youth empowerment gardens.

Speakers: Nia PadillaGarden Program Coordinator & City SurfersAfter School Program Child Gardeners, Concrete Safaris



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