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 ofThe Edible Churchyard at Union Theological Seminary Edible Churchyards:Faith Communities and Urban Food Justice February 20, 20131-2:30 pmThe Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor777 UN Plaza / 777 First Avenue at 44th StreetNew 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. http://www.ediblechurchyard.org/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.