Time & Location
21 Feb 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oakhill Food Justice Farm, 233 Tyler St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
About the event
Join us for a farm chat about food sovereignty in Detroit with some farm salad.
We're kicking off the first community soup/salad night of the year with international guest speaker Ashley Atkinson, who joins us during a short visit to Naarm/Melbourne. Ashley (she/her) is the co-Director of Keep Growing Detroit, whose mission is to cultivate a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the city’s limits.
In addition to supporting the farm and market operations team at KGD, Ashley is responsible for fundraising and organizational learning via research and evaluation. She has worked in the field of community gardening, urban greening, and vacant land reuse for more than 20 years and has provided technical assistance to groups interested in starting or expanding urban agriculture and social entrepreneurship projects all over the world. You can learn more about Ashley and KGD here: https://www.detroitagriculture.net/
Join us on Wednesday, 21st February from 5:00 to 6:30pm, come share some salad, hear an update from Jemma and Nick, and taste what's in season on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country!