In Saturday, I headed over to the Festival of Earth Cultures that took place at Historic Pisgah Village in Highland Park. The event, which was organized by equitableroots, aimed to provide people of modest means with information about affordable, organic, and locally grown food.
Equitableroots is a program under Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (W.O.RK.S.) and is a partner of South Central Farmers (you may remember hearing about them in the news because of actress Daryl Hannah’s involvement with them).
Through community partnerships, equitableroots promotes health and well-being in communities that often do not have access to nutritious food options but have fast food restaurants at every other corner in their neighborhood.
The day long event, gave people an opportunity to learn about organic produce through activities such as gardening and food sampling. They also learned about farmers markets and community supported agriculture (CSA).