Edible Churchyards: Faith Communities and Urban Food Justice

The Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization (ICEC)
The Temple of Understanding
Science, Ecology and Faith Series
Piper Dumont, Director of
The Edible Churchyard at Union Theological Seminary
Edible Churchyards:
Faith Communities and Urban Food Justice

February 20, 2013
1-2:30 pm
The Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor
777 UN Plaza / 777 First Avenue at 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
The Edible Churchyard is Union Theological Seminary’s initiative to re-imagine churchyards and rooftops as gardens to revitalize communities, reclaim food-based knowledge, and nourish the land and our bodies.  It connects environmental concerns with Union’s legacy of community justice and leadership development.

Director Piper Dumont will discuss the ongoing development of the Edible Churchyard, including interfaith collaborations in the Harlem neighborhood.  Piper is an educator and agrarian who cultivates connections with land and people.  Her doctoral work at Columbia University analyzes food education through families, communities, and popular culture.  She is part of a movement developing models of community-based ecological and food justice as they convert the built environment into growing spaces.

Hosted by ICEC, this speaker series focuses on climate change and sustainable development and the role of the interfaith community as a catalyst for change.

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