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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Urban Gardens: Growing Health, Wellness and Justice in Diverse Communities

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Urban gardens are providing fresh food and other services to increase community wellness, especially in underserved and food desert areas –addressing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other illnesses, creating new jobs and providing green space for outdoor activities. Some of these are innovative "water farms", versatile gardens that are space and energy efficient and recycle and re-use water and waste. Meet the women making all this happen and join the discussion about the green future of urban farming and its contribution to healthier communities.

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Yemi Amu

Yemi Amu is co-founder of Oko Farms and Farm Manager at Moore Street, an aquaponics production and education farm in Brooklyn. She leads Oko Farms' design/build projects and directs its education programs. Yemi began as a nutrition educator, using hands-on education and culinary skills to empower children through seniors. She turned to food production, particularly aquaponics, due to the limited availability of fresh food in the communities where... Read More →
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Marianne Cufone

Executive Director, Recirculating Farms Coalition
Marianne Cufone is the Founder/Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition, a national non-profit organization that supports farms and farmers from hands on training to policy advocacy, in innovative, eco-efficient "water based" agriculture. Farming methods include hydroponics, on-land aquaculture and aquaponics, where wastes and water are constantly recycled and reused. Marianne is also an environmental attorney, law professor, trained... Read More →
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Allison Dehonney

CEO, Buffalo Go Green Inc.
Allison DeHonney is the owner and operator of Buffalo Go Green, Inc. and Urban Fruits & Veggies mobile food truck, which services several food desert communities. She possesses certification in "Good Agricultural Practices" (GAPS), which Allison obtained through the Cornell Cooperative Exchange. Ms. DeHonney has a Master's Degree in Business Management has opened and operated several successful businesses.
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Vivian Logan

Owner/CEO, VDL enterprises , Inc.
Vivian D. Logan: is the owner and CEO of VDL enterprises, Inc. a human service consulting company and serves as the Coordinator for the Nutritional Eating & Living Project. She has worked in the Human Service field for over 25 years and in the field of social work for 21 years, as a Licensed Masters level Social Worker and most recently completed her doctoral work, focusing on Education Leadership with the University of Phoenix... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Rockwell Hall 305

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