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The Food Literacy Project and their partners are hosting a community-wide family friendly event at Iroquois Urban Farm, 1400 Bicknell Ave, called “Farmapalooza” on Saturday, April 13th  from 12 p.m.  to 2 p.m.  for the Mayor’s “Give a Day.”

The day will be filled with fun, food, music, play, volunteerism and more. For example, make farm-fresh pizza rolls from scratch baked in the earthen oven while you meet the farmers and give service to your community. Meet your neighbors, volunteer and play at Iroquois Urban Farm during this free, fun-for-all-ages event.

“The urban farm is transforming a former housing project into a productive urban vegetable farm where youth and community members can learn about agriculture,” said Food Literacy Project Associate Executive Director Angelique Perez. “We are excited to have the community come out and experience the farm and help it continue to grow into a vibrant hub of urban agriculture and fresh food access, education, youth employment, and cultural exchange.”

This initiative builds on more than a decade of engaging neighborhood youth and families in hands-on learning with healthful foods. The Food Literacy Project’s goal is to enable youth to farm, cook, communicate, break bread and activate change together directly impacting their experience of place and relationships in the food system in addition to their well being, sense of community and ability to succeed.

 

Photo courtesy of Food Literacy Project