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May 14 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Food for Thought w/MODA

When:
May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-05-14T18:00:00-04:00
2019-05-14T20:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
2019-05-14 18:00:00 2019-05-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Food for Thought w/MODA Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including: Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta. John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op. Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises. Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation. Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.

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