New year, no waste community dinner

Members of the non-profit, youth lead organization Nourish My Soul held a community dinner focused on the food waste in our community. We had visited local farms prior to this dinner and noticed how much food is actually going to waste. This waste affects the farmers in our town greatly. We were all shocked with…

CRAFT day events

After the youth track at the 2016 NESAWG It Takes a Region conference here in Hartford, CT teens have been learning as much as they can from peers across the northeast. Partners in NY, particularly the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and the Youth Food Justice Network of NYC (NY YFJN) have taught us remarkably important lessons. MAP…

Our first meeting

On Friday, the young leaders had their first meeting. As always, first meetings are focused on getting to know one another and getting to know the group. This meeting featured some silliness, some work, and loads of room for good things to happen. Our group expectations thus far include: pronouns at introductions each meeting agree…