Making Contact, for August 12, 2011 - 1:30pm
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Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.
Robert Pierce, marketing manager of South Madison Farmer’s Market, Madison coordinator for Growing Power; Shelley Pierce, staff member of Growing Power; Javier Vasquez, intern at Growing Power-Madison; Paris Mogo, agriculture extension officer in Nairobi, Kenya; Gary R. Grant, executive director of Concerned Citizens of Tillery, and other Tillery residents; Jenna Burton and Nick James, founders of Red, Bike and Green.
For More Information:
South Madison Farmer’s Market
The Afri-Can FoodBasket
North York, On Canada
Rooted in Community
Concerned Citizens of Tillery
The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association
Red, Bike and Green
People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’