The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will host food justice advocate Karen Washington from Rise and Root Farm on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Fralin Life Science Auditorium.
Karen Washington is a community activist, gardener, and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens and traveled globally to talk about the importance of introducing diverse voices into food systems to create a more just and robust model of food production and community resilience.
Read more about Karen Washington here.
The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the CALS Diversity Council and by faculty in Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Department of Agricultural, Leaderhsip, and Community Education.