Black Church Food Security Network

2019 Week 6: Environment & Food Access

TEAGAN KIM | BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK I wanted to wait to write this week’s reflection until after the Network met with Strength 2 Love, Carrine’s placement. We met with Reverend Darriel Harris today to pick his brain and talk about future opportunities for collaboration. Currently, our collaboration with…
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2019 Week 5: Environment & Food Access

BENTLEY ADDISON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE I got to the garden, running a little late as always, at around 10:20. A man in a blue shirt looked downright surprised to see me, expecting only those who had made a longterm commitment to Filbert St Garden to show up to the…
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2019 Week 4: Environment & Food Access

ADINA JAHAN | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I feel as if my goals have definitely changed since the beginning of the summer. When you start an internship, you really have no idea what it will be like until you dive head first into it. It feels like once you finally have…
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Week 3: Environment & Food Access

TEAGAN KIM | BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK An inspiring person I met at this placement this week was Ms. Yvonne Gunn. She’s the gardening coordinator at St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church. St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church is a church that is part of the Black Church Food Security Network….
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2019 Week 2: Environment & Food Access

BENTLEY ADDISON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE My first day of work, I was (uncharacteristically) running a little early and I was dead tired, so I decided to take the Silver Line one stop past my office to pick up a hot cup of Royal Farms coffee, and then walked the…
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2019 Week 1: Environment & Food Access

CARRINE KING | STRENGTH TO LOVE 2 FARM This week was not what I expected it to be at all. It’s pretty crazy how much can happen in just 5 days. When I first walked onto the farm I expected to get some sort of orientation or speech about what…
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2021 Week 6: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION Intersectionality is at the basis of community work. One concept I grapple with is how collectivism and individualism coincide. The conclusion I came to is that the individual, made up of many unique characteristics, builds upon the community BECAUSE of their uniqueness. We each…
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2021 Week 5: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I hosted the membership drive launch on Saturday, and it feels like it was a success! I had a very long and stressful week preparing for it because I have felt a lot of pressure to make it a success. We have a very…
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2021 Week 4: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I feel like my goals for the Summer have not changed because I purposefully kept them vague from the start. I feel like I have met all of my goals from orientation already too. I met lots of very interesting and passionate people that…
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2021 Week 3: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This past week has been slightly more stressful than usual because the whole office was on vacation, but I still had tasks to do. I was focusing on a number of tasks such as fixing the brochure and I learned plenty of new skills….
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