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Arkansas Area Activities
2015
 
January - February - March

February 14 -“Planting Sweet Onions” sponsored by Arkansas Gleaning Project/Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. The goal for the volunteers was to plant 25000 sets of onions for hungry Arkansans. Location- Little Rock, Arkansas.

February 22 - Children’s Activities at Arkansas Garden Show-Volunteer “Yummy Plant Parts” focused on edible part of plants including roots, stems, leaves, seeds and fruit. Location-Little Rock, Arkansas.

March 17 - Attended lecture at University of Arkansas- Clinton School of Public Service entitled, “The Politics of Health Care-From Affordable Health Care Act to Affordable Health Care Options”. The presenter was Michael Sparer, Mailman School of Public Health at New York’s Columbia University. Location- Little Rock, Arkansas.

March 21 - Volunteer at community based vegetable teaching garden for the general public. Location- Conway

April - May - June

April 6 - Attended lecture at University of Arkansas- Clinton School of Public Service by Tyson Gersh. He is the co-founder and president of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), a nonprofit based in Detroit’s North End Community that uses urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities.

May 16 & June 20 - Volunteer at community based vegetable teaching garden for the general public. Location-Conway

July - August - September

*Volunteer Garden at Community Supported Agricultural Project (CSA) in Central Arkansas (a once time weekly activity).

Lectures –University of Arkansas @ Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock

*Wednesday, August 8, 2015 Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of The Edible South, is a professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on 8/5/15. Ferris’ research and teaching interests include the history of the Jewish South and the food ways and material culture of the American South. The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region examined the visceral connection between Southern food and the politics of power from the colonial period to the present.

*Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 Alexander Eaton is the director of sustainability at charity: water, which is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Eaton works to integrate innovative technology and entrepreneurial solutions to keep water flowing at thousands of clean water projects in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

October - November - December

*Volunteer- Garden at Community Supported Agricultural Project (CSA) in Central Arkansas (a once time weekly activity).

*Thursday-November 19-USDA Regional Farm to School Workshop.

Location: Little Rock, AR

*Thurs-Dec 3-Central Arkansas Regional Community Economic Devel Conference. 
Theme: “Rural Renewal through Conservation and Heir Property Resolutions”.
Location: Conway AR