The team at Community Food Advocates invites the public to their 2nd annual Community Gardening Training on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 9 am – 4 pm. The training will take place at Tennessee State University’s Farrell-Westbrook Agriculture Research Extension Complex (Barn), located on John Merritt Blvd.
This year’s guest presenter and workshop leader is Ms. Zoe Hollomon of the Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo, NY. Ms. Hollomon runs a successful urban agriculture project that unites green jobs and urban agriculture through community gardens, and leads efforts in aquaponics, mobile markets, and youth development outreach. She is a 2010 Fellow with Green for All, a national environmental advocacy organization based in Oakland, CA.
Ms. Hollomon will share her techniques and how she mobilizes, motivates, educates and builds a successful network of engaged community members. “Community has to see the relationship between food security, the local food movement and environmental impact of what we eat…and how we can improve that relationship” says Hollomon.
Interested participants should RSVP with Community Food Advocates by calling (615) 385-2286 ext. 222 or by signing up here.