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Food Justice & Soil Remediation: A Virtual Workshop

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Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Providence, RI 02940

We’ll discuss inequities in the food system then imagine what a just food system would look like, with guest speaker Summer Gonsalves.

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Join us for a presentation and conversation featuring guest speaker, Summer Gonsalves. Together we’ll discuss inequities in the current food system that harm both consumers and food producers, while imaging what a food just system would look like for all people, everywhere.

Summer Gonsalves is an Environmental Scientist and the Co-Leader of the Brown University Superfund Community Engagement Core. Summer is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe who earned her master’s degree in Public Health from Brown University. She works to connect communities with resources to lessen the impact environmental contamination places on them. She is currently installing a native plant pollinator garden on the Narragansett Tribal Farm. In the Fall of 2018, she created Of the Earth Harvest Boxes to provide fresh, locally sourced produce to members of the Narragansett Tribe to reduce food insecurity and promote food sovereignty among tribal members.

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Learn more about the entire SEEDLINGS series at


SEEDLINGS: Free Virtual Workshops on Gardening & Food Justice

The Providence Seed Library, Providence Community Library, URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program & Brown University Superfund Research Center have teamed up to bring you a six-part virtual series of workshops about food sovereignty and gardening presented throughout the winter. These workshops offer the opportunity to gain practical skills for new and experienced gardeners, and will also highlight the leadership of BIPOC farmers and educators in creating a just food system. Workshops will feature topics including urban gardening, seed saving, soil remediation, and food justice. Learn more about the entire SEEDLINGS series at

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Lee Smith
Sponsored by: 
Brown University, The Providence Seed Library, URI Master Gardeners
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