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Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

This past Saturday (10/5) we kicked off our latest Agrihood Program with a group of great new interns from the Upward Bound Program at MCCC. We played a team-building game where the interns created skits imagining they were farmers living in the year 2522.

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Juneteeth Success!

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated Juneteenth in Mill Hill Park by presenting a Black Farmers Market. Tapping into our farmer network from this past spring’s Agrihood Internship Program, and a few online searches, we were able to bring 7 black farmers and some amazing local vendors...

OEA and FoHVOS Celebrate Kwanzaa 2021 with Partners and Friends

OEA and FoHVOS Celebrate Kwanzaa 2021 with Partners and Friends

The OAE and FoHVOS joined partners and friends for a December 2021 Kwanzaa Celebration. Below is a note from Tomia MacQueen and photos from the event. Asante Sana! Thank you so much for coming out to celebrate Kwanzaa Ujamaa with us! We hope that you have been as...

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