WESPAC has cultivated an extensive and cooperative network of food justice advocates throughout the county where we work together to enhance the existing expertise within diverse communities in the quest for a more sustainable food shed with more widespread access to fresh, local produce. We are proud of our role in promoting a more inclusive local food movement, and we continue to serve as an important resource for community gardens in the county by providing organizational and material support to both new projects and old.
Corinne Segal has done a fabulous job with this interview on our food system, and how appropriate that it comes out on International Human Rights Day and on the day that we discuss Eric Holt-Gimenez’s book tonight at WESPAC at 7pm on Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?
Take a look here: https://www.slowfoodmetronorth.org/…/nada-khader-on-the-pol… Thank you, Corinne!
A big thanks to Sadie’s initiative at the Bethel Baptist Community Gardens in White Plains. The WESPAC plot has produced dozens of pounds of fresh produce for the Open Arms Men’s Shelter in downtown White Plains. Thank you, Sadie, and to all who have volunteered!
Join local farmer Doug DeCandia, DIG Farm, WESPAC, the First Seventh-day Adventist Church of White Plains and local Starbucks employees as we gather in Greenburgh to honor Mother Earth on April 17th and prepare a communal garden and composting bins. Please bring gardening gloves, trash bags, rakes, trowels, spades and shovels. Lunch will be provided by Giovanni Chef D’Amour Green. Blood pressure screening and a health check up will be provided by medical professionals of the congregation. This community gathering is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Pastor Kyran Leo John at 347.989.7700.
We announced that the next WESPAC Food Justice Planning Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, December 17th, at 7pm in the WESPAC office. People may ask – what is food justice? One definition that we are comfortable with is: Food Justice means communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. Our collective food justice work can lead to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities, and a healthy environment.