On February 13, from noon until 2 pm, WLAC’s Black Scholars United and the college’s California Center for Climate Change Education are hosting “Green Roots, Black Leaders: Celebrating Urban Farming & Climate Resilience,” in collaboration with The Niles Foundation. This event is a key part of the 2024 Black History Month celebrations and will focus on food security and resilience initiatives led by Black community business leaders in urban settings.
Event highlights will include The Halo Food Project EV Mobile Grocery Store, operated by The Niles Foundation, demonstrated innovation in urban farming; Organic Produce Giveaway: The first 200 attendees will receive a complimentary bag of locally-grown, organic produce from BIPOC-owned farms; Live DJ and Funnel Cake: Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with music from a live DJ and delicious funnel cake.
Engage with leaders and entrepreneurs at the forefront of sustainable urban farming and climate resilience, and learn about urban farming’s impact on food security and the environment.
The event is free and open to the public
The Niles Foundation was established by Shante Walker, an African American graduate of Penn State University. The organization works to create urban farms and decrease food insecurity in historically disadvantaged communities.