Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Sixth Event
Saturday, Oct. 24th
10am-2pm (there will be a carpool from the CAGJ office – please get in touch or stay tuned for more details closer to the date!)
Our visit to Duvall will introduce you to Black Dollar Days Task Force’s program, Clean Greens Farm & Market—and put you right to work! Clean Greens was developed in response to the under-representation of African Americans among the ranks of farming in Washington, as well as the lack of foods relevant to the African American and African immigrant food cultures locally. Operating on 22 acres, Clean Greens produces chemical-free, organic food for inner city residents.
Goals for the Clean Greens Farm and Market
• Promote a healthier cultural diet• Grow chemical-free, organic vegetables
• Supply locally grown produce to inner city market
• Educate inner city community residents about the benefits of buying locally grown produce
• Expose inner city youth to the growing and marketing of produce which is vital to their health
• Collaborate with Ethiopian, Hmong, Latino, Sumatran and other independent farmers to ensure the viability of small farms
• Be good stewards of the environment
• Participate in United States Department of Agriculture programs
For more information on Clean Greens Farm, visit http://www.cleangreensfarm.com/
*Space is limited and RSVP REQUIRED! RSVP to Teresa at [email protected]
CAGJ’s FOOD JUSTICE PROJECT invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through monthly visits to farms, community kitchens, and community gardens. Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of our local food producers to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated.! Expect hands-on work, time for reflection, and calls to action! Carpool or bike (tour guided by CAGJ member).