Faith Communities in the Local Food Movement: Sustainable and Just!

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: DO-7B
Full Description: 

Faith communities aren't usually the first to jump on board revolutionary movements, but they are when it comes to food. Congregations, parishes, temples and monasteries are digging the earth! Community gardens, cafeteria gardens, kid's gardening camps, training programs along with farmers markets and CSAs in low-income communities are sprouting up around the country. Many of these are started by faith communities or as an expression of an individual's faith. Participants in the Heaven on Earth Agrarian Road Trip to the US Social Forum will bring the faces and voices - through stories, photos, interviews and video - of people of faith and community folk growing viable local food sheds. This participatory session will ask you to identify the spiritual links to your own work on food justice, and we will have ample take time for discussion. A just and sustainable local food economy is the foundation for a healthy, viable and peaceful world. This workshop will spark new ideas and actions you can take home with you to realize in your own community.

Organizer Name: 
Andrew Kang Bartlett
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First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Presbyterian Hunger Program
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