Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Room 1023, Wasserstein Campus Center, HLS, 1585 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

Urban Farming & Food Justice

The Harvard Law Forum hosts Karen Washington, Co-founder of Black Urban Growers and Co-creator of Rise & Root Farm, who will share her insights and experience on what lawyers can do to promote urban farming and food justice.

Karen Washington is a New York City community activist, community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens, helped launched a City Farms Market, is a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, is a Just Food board member, is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition and is the co- founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS). She is also the co-creator of Rise & Root Farm, a cooperatively run farm in the black dirt region of Orange County, New York.

Free and open to the public, with pizza served.

Contact Name: 

Pete Davis


Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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