Discover Your Inner-Food- Activist and the Power of a Food Forest with Ali Berlow and Orion Kriegman
Join us for a community conversation about food justice on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:30-8:30pm at the Old West Church at 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
What does a healthy and resilient regional food system look and taste like? Who is included, who isn’t and why not? From the fields and farms to the ocean and the docks in our communities, region and beyond, how do we create access to fresh, healthy, fair, safe, just, and good food for all?
Ali Berlow will lead us with a lively presentation about how we can effect positive change in the food system today and for future generations. Ali is the author of 'The Food Activist Handbook,' co-host of WCAI’s Local Food Report, co-owner of Edible Vineyard magazine and former founding executive director of Island Grown Initiative.
Ali will be joined by Orion Kriegman of Boston Food Forest Coalition who will share his personal story of joining neighbors to create a "forest forest" in his neighborhood of Egleston Square. These edible public parks engage hundreds of volunteers; host annual harvest festivals and community events; and grow relationships among neighbors, land and food. We will hear stories of people, such as the parishioners at Old West Church who are transforming their church yard into a “forest forest,” at the forefront of that positive change Ali asks us to activate and the community resilience that undeniably links to a regional food system that feeds and serves us all.
The event is free to attend.
RSVP here: https://owc-evening-of-food-justice.eventbrite.com
There will be a book signing of The Food Activist Handbook after the talk!
Free parking is available at the underground lot 185 Cambridge Street between Au Bon Pain and ProOptical. Bring green parking ticket for validation.
For information about Ali Berlow’s work www.aliberlow.com/
For information about Boston Food Forest Coalition www.bostonfoodforest.org
For information on Old West Church, contact Reverend Sara Garrard at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Old West Church www.oldwestchurch.org