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Regeneration Virtual Series: Karen Washington
December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Nature Lab is pleased to announce the Regeneration virtual series. Taking place once per month from October 2020 — May 2021, this online speaker event will explore diverse perspectives on how making can integrate with natural, cultural, and social systems in a way that influences creative practices for the benefit of communities and the planet. One of the main goals of this series is to focus on the voices that drive and lead many of the equitable and environmental movements, but that still tend to not be seen or included in the advertised discussions and innovations around sustainable making, climate change, community development, ways of being, and more.
Join us on Thursday, December 17 at 12 PM ET for the third Regeneration session with Karen Washington, a farmer and community activist. This discussion will explore how growing food has the power to heal and regenerate communities. How can we collectively regenerate through food? How can community members, including artists and designers, play a role in transforming the food system?
COVID has changed communities and neighborhoods and is a critical moment in current times. It has exposed how fragile the food system is, presenting us with the chance to create the next iterations of food and health. So how do we come out of it differently? How do we prepare ourselves for needed change in the food system and rebuild wealth and equity for low-income communities?
“To grow your own food gives you power and dignity. You know exactly what you’re eating because you grew it. It’s good, it’s nourishing and you did this for yourself, your family and your community.” — Karen Washington