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Food Sovereignty and You!

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Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods. Diminished food sovereignty affects all people whether the live in affluent areas or so called “food deserts.” Growing our own food offers a solution to diminished access to nutritionally sound food options that are produced in a sustainable way.

Karen Washington

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Karen Washington is a community activist, community gardener, and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. Karen who has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens since 1985. She is a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, helped launched a City Farms Market, and is a former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition where she now serves on the board of directors. Karen is also a co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS).

Keith Cross

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Keith Cross is a PhD student at Stanford University (USA) where he is pursuing a degree in education. He researches lyricism’s relation to cognition. Keith is a lyricist and vocalist. One of his musical releases is ‘Home Grown,’ a song that spreads the message of freedoms that come with growing one’s own food.

They will be joining me on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) to talk about food sovereignty and you, the home grower. Join us!

Reach out to Karen Washington through www.lafamiliaverde.org

Keith Cross is on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube at /keithcrossmusic and www.keithcrossmusic.com