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Edible Providence: Panel and Reception
May 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Hosted by Katherine Brown and Sheila Brush with the City of Providence
Urban planners, public officials, food advocates, and community members are invited
to celebrate international attention for Providence’s innovative integration of food
into urban planning.
- Welcome by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza
- A moderated panel will include Director of Planning & Development Bonnie Nickerson, Director of the Healthy Communities Office Ellen Cynar and Health & Sustainability Program Associate Nellie de Goguel, and chapter authors Katherine Brown (former Executive Director of the Southside Community Land Trust) and Sheila Deming Brush (retired Program Director for Grow Smart Rhode Island)
- Light refreshments following panel and project exhibits
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent publication Integrating Food into Urban Planning includes Providence as one of 20 cities around the world that have pro-actively planned to increase food security and nutrition. The book’s chapter about Providence tells the story of how our City and community organizations across three mayoral administrations have established model strategic planning policies and other tools to set the groundwork for our vibrant local food system. https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/111613