People across the nation are working together to ensure communities have access to fresh and local produce. The next NACD Urban and Community Conservation webinar, scheduled for 12:00 noon-1:00pm Eastern time on July 20, 2017, will look at two efforts in “Creating Healthier Communities” through access to fresh foods.
The Sankofa Community Development Corporation has worked with the Crescent SWCD and NRCS to strengthen a community-based food system by linking good food grown by local farmers with consumers. Learn how their network of neighborhood-based fresh markets provides fresh produce to residents in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
The RCD of Greater San Diego County, in partnership with the County of San Diego, manages the largest community garden in San Diego County. The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden spreads over five acres of land, providing garden plots for a widely diverse community. The RCDGSD has worked to increase access through the development of additional garden spaces and quarter acre incubator farm plots within the community garden.
These popular webinars, held on the third Thursday of each month, are sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in partnership with the NACD Urban and Community Resource Policy Group. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, email Debra Bogar at firstname.lastname@example.org WITH your name, title, district or business name, state and email address. Information to access the webinar will be sent by email.