Join us for a day of site visits in the South Bronx, a neighborhood that is crafting their own future in innovative and collaborative ways through food.
The challenges faced by the people who live here have been well documented. The South Bronx is located in the poorest congressional district in the US, and faces some of the highest rates of chronic disease such as diabetes, obesity, and asthma. Yet in the face of these obstacles, community groups and local residents are working together to find meaningful solutions that simultaneously tackle multiple issues.
On this tour we will meet people of all ages using food as vehicle to bring people together and improve lives. We will tour La Finca de Sur, an urban farm cooperative led by Latina and Black women, and hear from youth in a program run by New York Botanical Gardens that brings together young people from three local organizations. From there we head to Brook Park, a community garden that grows fresh food and raises chickens, and participates in Bronx Hot Sauce, a local food enterprise. For lunch we will stop at BronxWorks to observe their ‘Grab N Go’ bodega healthy food intervention (done in partnership with Family Cook Productions), and a cooking demonstration by an intergenerational group at a senior center. We continue with a stop at a local nonprofit farmers market run by Harvest Home, and end the day hearing from Tanya Fields of The BLK Projek, who organizes neighbors to grow food at Libertad Urban Farm and harness their collective purchasing power with a buying club.
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All interested funders, especially in health, community development, children and youth, older adults, urban agriculture and hunger.
Registration is required by July 29.
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