Join FIN for their SPRING CONVERGENCE: What’s Growing?
FOOD, URBAN AG, JUSTICE, SUSTAINABILITY, BRIDGING RURAL-URBAN & WEST-EAST, FUNDING THE FOOD REVOLUTION, PEOPLE-CENTERED DEVELOPMENT, & MORE
Date: Thursday, May 12th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Board Room, Mezzanine level, Main Library, 301 York Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets) Walk, ride bus or bike, or bring a coin for street parking – free after 6:00pm.
1) Share what you are up to
2) Hear what else is going on
3) Network, connect and weave
FIN is a broad coalition of individuals and representatives of groups working to build a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable food and farm system in and around Louisville. A commitment to the above goal and shared values of inclusiveness, anti-oppression, fairness, and equity are the magnetic core of the coalition.
FIN is committed to creating a space where all have a voice in shaping a just and resilient food system, with special emphasis on perspectives, expressed needs, and solutions emerging from the neighborhoods most directly and negatively affected by the dominant food regime
In 2010, the Food In Neighborhoods Committee published The State of Food report which is a snapshot of food access in Louisville, KY. FIN also maintains – when we have enough volunteer engagement – this Louisville Food Blog.
Activities and Accomplishments
- Established a space for sharing and strategizing with people working for a just and healthy food system, and has partnered with the YMCA, Center for Health Equity, Breaking New Grounds, Louisville Grows, Catholic Charities, Presbyterian Hunger Program, New Roots, Network Center for Community Change, University of Louisville, Cooperative Extension and others.
- Helped to develop streamlined rules for starting community and market gardens.
- Supported Louisville’s six Healthy in a Hurry corner stores which sell over 10,000 servings of fresh produce each month in areas designated as “food deserts.”
- Produced and distributed over 20,000 annual Farmers Market/Fresh Stops guides.
- Trying to raise funds and organize a Food Co-op accessible to folks in the west end and to provide a market for local farmers and urban growers.
- Participating in the West Louisville FoodPort Community Council to ensure real benefits for surrounding neighborhoods.
Get Involved with FIN!
- Join FIN members in their current work, or organize your own initiative. You can join the Food Co-op steering committee or volunteer, and for the FoodPort you can join the Council and/or help FIN members with research and organizing.
- Support for food justice and urban agriculture in Louisville communities!
FIN Collaborative Leadership Team (Contact for more information)
- Lilias Pettit-Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Cochran: email@example.com
- Cindy Adelberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jess Brown: email@example.com
- Andrew Kang Bartlett: firstname.lastname@example.org