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May 15, 2011
Friends in Food Justice,
First, a warm welcome to our new subscribers and friends and a thanks to everyone for spreading the word about Just Feed Detroit! NEWS. Please connect with us on facebook and twitter @justfeeddetroit.
The bounty of Detroit’s urban farms and gardens are starting to arrive and our local markets are opening for the season. As our local farmers and gardeners are kicking into high gear, the Food Justice Task Force coordination team and partners are busy collaborating on a plan for Detroit Food Justice that respects and reflects their labor, our values and principles and our relationships with our current Cook Eat Talk host communities.
We want to again express our heartfelt and deep gratitude to the amazing people who shared with us through our Cook Eat Talk sessions. (Please check Adrienne Maree Brown’s recent post for more on Cook Eat Talk) We want to extend an invitation to our Cook Eat Talk friends to join us at the Detroit Food Summit this Thursday and Friday (May 19 and 20). Please call Gregg at 313.316.1411 if you would like a scholarship or need assistance with transportation. This is a great opportunity to connect with other communities and the food system more directly. Thank you again!
It’s a busy week in the Detroit-Local Food community. We hope to see you out and about!
- The Detroit Food Policy Council’s Powering Up the Local Food System Summit is being held Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19, in Eastern Market’s Shed 3. We’re encouraging everyone to attend and want to make sure to share that there are scholarships available. Many of the task force partners are assisting with the summit and will be sharing as part of the summit’s discussions on Healthy Food Access, Urban Agriculture, Schools and Institutions, and Community Food Justice.
- On Wednesday, May 18th, the NEEC CDC’s, the Building Movement Project and Our Kitchen Table will host “Place Matters: How Does Environment Impacts Food Gardening?” The workshop is from 10am – 4pm. The meeting will begin at Vanguard CDC (2785 E. Grand Blvd.) and will then move outdoors to the Oakland Farmer’s Market (10 blocks from Vanguard CDC at 9354 Oakland Avenue) to engage in additional hands-on activities. Lunch Provided – All Welcome – RSVP by Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 313-556-2020 exT. 35 or email@example.com
- Wednesday evening is this Month’s Free Eastern Market Movie! Earthworks Urban Farm, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, is hosting a screening of HOMECOMING… SOMETIMES I AM HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF RED DIRT AND CLAY, the story of African-American land loss and a chronicle of black farmers from the Civil War to the present. Please bring a lawn or camp chair! 7-9p Eastern Market’s Shed 5.
- in January our friends at Feedom Freedom hosted an amazing round table discussion to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. They focused on how to rebuild Detroit through several of his speeches. Please join us to build off this conversation in discussing what our future visions are for our communities. Saturday May 21st 1-3p at The Boggs Center (Corner of Field and Goethe) 3061 Field St.
- Save The Date! On Saturday June 2nd the Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System’s Monthly Gathering returns. The gathering is held at the MSU Center, 3408 Woodward, Detroit from 1-3p.
Please learn more about these events and others below in Food Justice Events and our Recent Posts.
Thank you all for your time and support!
Just Feed Detroit!
Gregg Newsom, Communications Coordinator
Detroit Food Justice Task Force
North End Environmental Collaborative presents a FREE workshop Place Matters – How Does Environment Impact Food Gardening? May 18th, 10am – 4pm Vanguard CDC, 2785 E. Grand Blvd. On May 18th, the NEEC CDC’s, the Building Movement Project and Our Kitchen Table will host “Place Matters: How Does Environment Impacts Food Gardening?” The workshop is [...]
Feedom Freedom hosted an amazing roundtable discussion in January to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, focusing on how to rebuild Detroit through several of his speeches. Please join us to build off this conversation in discussing what our future visions are for our communities. We hope to see all the Feedom Freedom supporters and [...]
The Detroit Food Policy Council will host its first “Powering Up the Local Food System Summit” on May 19 and 20 in Shed Three at Eastern Market. This two day summit is an opportunity to learn and participate in creating a local, sustainable food system that benefits all Detroiters, There will be work sessions on Heathy [...]
A FREE monthly Gathering celebrating the connections between health, the environment, agriculture, food security, the economy & our community. Time Wednesday, May 18 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location Eastern Market’s Shed 5 Russell St. Detroit, Michigan This Month’s FREE Film: Homecoming http://www.pbs.org/itvs/homecoming/ The epic story of Black farmers and land loss in the South, HOMECOMING… [...]