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Discuss the Intersection of Food Justice and the Environment on May 28

May 27, 2015 Category: Purpose

On Thursday, May 28, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and Weavers Way Co-op are co-hosting “Food for Thought: Connecting with the Land of Philadelphia,” an event that will explore the intersection of environmental issues and food justice at the forest pavilion of the Schuylkill Center.

Participants will hear from a panel discussion focused on the power of highly innovative regional food systems to transform Philadelphia’s urban landscape, while also getting a chance to taste an array of local cheeses, beer and wine.

The panelists “share a common vision of Philadelphia as a place that’s not only beautiful, but that serves citizens in ways that promote health, education, civic engagement and environmental responsibility, recalling William Penn’s initial conception of a city set harmoniously within an expansive park,” according to a press release from Weavers Way.

The panelists, which include Kristina Baxter (Grounded in Philly, Land Bank); Leah Murphy (Friends of the Rail Park); Tara Campbell (Weavers Way Community Programs), accompanied by a student from Saul Agricultural High School; and Donkey Dover (Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative), will cover topics the following topics:

  • how partnering with youth to use Philadelphia’s urban areas to grow gardens also grows strong young people
  • how two women have helped the city begin cutting-edge projects to re-imagine forgotten spaces throughout the city
  • how others can get involved in taking back the lost corners of their own neighborhoods.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Tickets are $15 per person for the general public and $10 for members of SCEE and Weavers Way. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Schuylkillcenter.org or call 215-482-7300, ext. 110.

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