Upcoming Event! From Food Desert to “Agrihood” – Resilient Community Gardening

Climate disruption, agribusiness, and big box grocery chains are making fresh and nutrient-rich food inaccessible in many of our communities, a phenomenon known as “food deserts.”

The term “agrihood” (first coined in Silicon Valley to describe edible landscaping) is now used in urban communities like Detroit to describe the repurposing neighborhood land into urban farms and community gardens.

Local leaders will share their stories and vision of how this movement is happening in our communities.

Co-sponsored by the Portage County NAACP.

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Speakers Include:

Doria Daniels, Chairwoman of the Kent Historic South End Association.

Doria will share the story of the Thomas-Anderson Memorial Garden, located near the corner of Walnut and Dodge in Kent.

Kashava Holt, Executive Director of Akron Urban Agriculture.

Kashava’s passion is creating a local food network of locally-raised, fresh, quality food, especially in food deserts.

Richie Jones, President of the McElrath Improvement Corp. in Ravenna.

Richie’s fond boyhood memories included enjoying fruit from neighhood vines and trees. Part of his vision for the McElrath neighborhood includes a community garden.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 17, 2022

5:45 pm – Kent Environmental Council Annual Meeting

6:30 pm – Speaker Presentations

This is a hybrid event!

In Person:

Kent Free Library
312 W. Main St.
Kent, OH 44240

Or on Zoom

Register Now!

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