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Saturday, November 9 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Facilitating Community Engagement at the Farmers Market

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Produce Plus, a D.C. program where residents who receive federal benefits can get up to $20 a week to spend on produce at farmers’ markets, supports over 9,000 residents every year in accessing fresh fruits and vegetables across the city. Through this program, the market becomes a place where individuals of many different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds interact and engage. In this session, DC Greens will discuss the challenges and successes markets have had in navigating conflicts that can arise at the markets and working to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for all customers. 

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Mayra Ibarra

Produce Plus Manager, DC Greens
As the Produce Plus Program Manager for DC Greens, Mayra is thrilled to facilitate access to healthy food for all DC residents. Prior to joining DC Greens, Mayra worked with the Central American Resource Center in DC to foster partnerships, spearhead advocacy initiatives, and provide... Read More →
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Mary Alice Reilly

Community Engagement Manager, DC Greens
Mary Alice first got hooked on sustainable food & farming at Brown University pursuing her B.A. in Environmental Studies. There, Mary Alice‘s studies and extracurricular work supported her growth as a thinker, educator & activist. Mary Alice managed farmers’ markets in DC with... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Classroom 212
  Farm and Food Policy Advocacy
  • Level (Beginner, Intermediate,... Everyone