Will Allen and NC Connections

When Will Allen visited NC, he spent time in Goldsboro and Raleigh.

In Goldsboro, he was taking a look at the Wayne Food Initiative. It is a collaboartion of individuals and organizations who seek to build a sound food system that incress access to fair and affordable food for its community. It supports projects like:

  • Dillard Academy’s school farm and curriculum
  • Wayne County Public Library’s garden
  • Wayne County Health Department’s mini mobile farmers market
  • SWARM – Students Working for an Agricultural Revolution/Movement – an emerging leaders program for 15 to 25 year olds
  • Urban Farm at Washington Park

In Raleigh, Allen spoke at a gathering for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. It develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in NC and beyond. CEFS also supports the Wayne Food Initiative.

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