Home Grown: Building Strong Communities Through Food

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
at Central Library

40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Home Grown
Novella Carpenter


Event Description:

Explore food systems, the slow food movement, and how efforts of local community gardening and access to healthy food choices affect the overall health of communities.

When one thinks of home it can invoke ideas of comfort, security, and well-being. However, many of the places where we live do not have access to essential elements needed for thriving communities. Home Grown explores the ongoing efforts of communities to provide healthy food options and how we can close the gap of accessibility to healthy food. 

Bringing together the national conversation and the local dialogue, Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, will examine her experience of community gardening in a 90 minute presentation. 

Audience members will also have the opportunity to interact with local community organizations associated with the Indy Food Council that support community gardening and programs promoting healthy food sources in communities. Also available for viewing will be an exhibit by Kelley Jordan Photography featuring images of local community leaders and organizations in the slow food and urban gardening initiatives.  

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Indianapolis Public Library, Indy Food Council, and Sun King Brewing

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