Date: Wednesday, Oct 14

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event


Lynn Ketch, Executive Director, Rockwood CDC


Edward Hill, Co-Director/Consultant, Urban Civic Group, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition
Adam Kohl, Executive Director, Outgrowing Hunger

People are hungry for food, they are hungry for business success, and they are hungry for social justice. These three sectors intersect in Rockwood, where great change is occurring in food systems. Learn from practitioners how a diverse collaborative network is: supporting 850 gardeners feed their families and launch businesses; helping 22 food entrepreneurs build wealth; engaging African-American grandmas to teach nutrition to young families; encouraging black-owned farms and other food businesses; feeding 800+ families every week during the COVID crisis; finding investment capital; engaging mid-tier industry players as new stakeholders; using CSAs to build connections between farmers and consumers; and, finding the funding to support this transformative work. The early results of these activities are increased social capital, better nutritional and health outcomes, and successful young businesses. Our panel will share with you how you can join their (or other’s) collaborative or start your own.