Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

20130926beetThe final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the community? How does gentrification impact people‚Äôs ability to access healthy food? Come hear perspectives from the food justice movement in this panel discussion and primer on urban farming.

Panelists include: Doria Robinson (Urban Tilth), Ashoka Finley (Occupy the Farm), Gopal Dayaneni (Movement Generation), Marika Iyer (Phat Beets Produce). Moderated by Josh Cadji of Phat Beets Produce. Come join the discussion at Phat Beets North Oakland Farmers’ Market, 942 Stanford Avenue from 11 – 1 PM. For more details, click here.

[Photo by samstockton on Flickr]


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