Thursday, June 3, 2010

Addressing food inequities and public health epidemics, June 17

Will Allen, the father of the food justice movement and recipient of the 2008 MacArthur Genius Award for his pioneering work with urban farming, will be at Busboys & Poets (14th and V Sts NW) on June 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for an intimate talk about solutions to food inequities and public health epidemics in the DC area.

The evening will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Busboys and Poets, and by Restaurant Nora, DC’s premier organic restaurant.   Tickets ($25) are on sale now at www.sowingseedshereandnow.com.   All proceeds benefit urban farming projects in the Washington, DC region.

This BBP event is part of a two-day stop by Allen in DC; on June 18, he will be the keynote at the "Sowing Seeds Here and Now! A Chesapeake Urban Farming Summit" in Beltsville, MD.

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