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Newburgh Urban Farming Fair Kickoff
April 29, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 amFree
Food Justice Advocate and Urban Farmer Karen Washington Keynote Speaker at Newburgh Urban Farming Fair Kickoff Friday April 29, 2016 – Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 7:00pm FREE – ALL WELCOME
Keynote Topic: “Do you know where your food comes from”? The importance of food for health, education, employment and the environment in Newburgh
Join with fellow community members as we welcome Karen Washington, urban farmer and food justice advocate to Newburgh to kick off the first Newburgh Urban Farming Fair. Come hear how Karen has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to have access to fresh, locally grown food in their neighborhoods. Learn her how her experience growing food in her backyard and community gardens has made it possible for her to follow her dream to become co owner and farmer at riseandrootfarm.com at the Chester Agriculture Center in Chester, NY.
On Saturday, April 30, visit the Newburgh Urban Farming Fair and learn about gardening and farming in an urban setting, and practical tips about what you can do in your own neighborhoods and backyards. Fun and educational activities for all ages! Noon to 5pm, Corner of Liberty & Broadway in Newburgh – FREE!
Karen is a Just Food board member and Just Food Trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice for community gardeners all over New York City. Karen is also board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGs), a member of the La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, and a board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. In 2012 Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 she was awarded with the James Beard Leadership Award.
**FREE transportation to Armory provided Friday, Apr. 29.
Meet at DMV, 128 Broadway, City of Newburgh**
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