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Journalist David Hanson to Speak on Developing Healthy Food Movement in Low-income Communities

Journalist David Hanson will give a talk on “Breaking through Concrete: Next-level Grassroots Initiatives Developing a Healthy Food Movement in Low-income Communities” at Washington and Lee University on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hillel House, room 101.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by University Lectures, the Geology Department, Campus Kitchen at W&L and Nabors Service League.

Hanson, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2000, will relate stories of urban farming from his book of the same name. He will report on the people and communities he met while covering the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Food Grant recipients.

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced a year ago the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems.