Join 596 Acres for stories, networking, and action: Community land stewards from across the boroughs will tell their stories of struggling to protect their gardens, parks and farms, hubs of local food justice and self determination. You will learn about farms and gardens that need our help now and those that have been recently permanently preserved via land trusts or conveyance to the NYC Parks Department from their stewards. Find out what it takes to protect space for food justice, get support for your campaign, or spark a new one.
About the Just Food Conference:
The Just Food Conference has a history of amplifying the diverse-often unheralded- voices of NYC community food and agriculture leaders who are the most impacted by the systemic inequities we face; and yet are the ones with the knowledge to create the transformative solutions needed. This year, the 2018 Just Food Conference will convene urban and rural growers, social justice activists,food entrepreneurs, CSA core group leaders, Community- Run Farmers Market managers, youth justice leaders, food policy advocates, and other cross sector stakeholders to share how “Persist/Resist!” resonates in their varied work and experiences. Social justice rooted healers and practitioners will also highlight how healing is a form of resistance and how it is integral to the long term commitment of achieving racial equity and food justice. It’s all day, from 8:45am to 7pm! Read more on the conference website here.