Participated in an in-person orientation retreat just outside Boston, MA co-sharing and facilitating discussions and popular education around theories of change, community organizing and building, storytelling for organizing, video production, communications and media, social movement theory.
Produced creative multi-media projects related to food.
Jason created Down to Earth, a community gardening network in Old Hickory, Tennessee
Kyoka started Rise & Shine youth empowerment project in Bessemer, AL
Aaron manages Arevalos Farm, a family business of year-round-grown native and diversified crops in McNeal, Arizona.
Vanessa developed community-run gardens in Olney, Illinois.
Courtney started a garden at the Fannie Lou Hamer Center for Change as a space for racial healing in Eupora, Mississippi.
Worked in partnership with community-based and regional groups - including non-profits, government, school systems, media outlets, and churches - to create community gardens, youth food and health curriculum, health and nutrition education events
Facilitated community and regional gatherings on food issues, including sustainable agriculture, womens' empowerment in the food system, health and eating well on a budget, youth and popular education, movie screenings, art in the movement
Participated and (co)-facilitated workshops and spaces at regional and national conferences, including: Growing Power’s Growing Food and Justice Initiative, Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference, PBS Project VoiceScape, and the Community Food Security Coalition Conference
Participated in a transformative learning journey in summer 2011 called the Food and Freedom Rides - celebration of the civil rights’ movement’s Freedom Rides - by documenting and sharing struggles and solutions in communities most impacted by the industrial food system.
Live Real currently seeks funding to train a new class of real food leaders. Please contact us to find out more.