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How to Plan Your Food Garden 2013How to Plan Your Food Garden

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays March  9 @ LINC
1167 Madison St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Are you interested in planting your own food garden and don’t know where to start? During this free workshop, you will learn soil and food gardening basics with OKT collaborative partner and biochemist Clinton Boyd, PhD.

OKT Community Convening – RSVP by March 18

Let’s discuss, reflect on and learn together about the topic “What Does Access to Food Look Like in Grand Rapids.” We will dialogue about local food access, food justice principles and food politics at Madison Square Church, 1441 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.

  •     9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday March 23 Access to Local Food Options for Families Strained with Not Having Enough Food’
  • ·     9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday March 30 Current Food Policies and Draft Food Justice Principles. This session will be led by nationally renown food justice activist LaDonna Redmond (see attached). The Draft Food Justice Principles were developed using the People’s Movement Assembly processwhen food justice advocates from across the US convened for the Food + Justice = Democracy conference hosted by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in Minneapolis, MN in September 2012. IATP has asked food justice advocates from around the nation to support and advance the co-creation of these food justice principles by hosting collective gatherings to review and “dig deep” into the draft principles. For more information about the principles, visit www.iatp.org. Advocates from outside of the Grand Rapids area will join us on March 30, as well.

Ladyfest March 22 & 23

OKT will be presenting a container gardening workshop at Ladyfest, 4 p.m. Saturday March 23 at the 106) GALLERY, 106 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids. Check out the full line-up of performers and workshops  at LadyfestGR.com . Please support Ladyfest! OKT has been chosen to receive proceeds from the event this year.