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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2019 Orientation: Environment & Food Access

BENTLEY ADDISON | GREATER BAYBROOK ALLIANCE The paradigm shift from the individual to the collective is always an interesting one. Last year, while I leaned into collaboration and mutual self-discovery during orientation, my primary objective going into the week was to develop the skills, context, and cultural competence in myself…
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2018 Week 6: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE Last week, my faith in the progress we’d made on the Reservoir Hill Public Art Project was faltering. Only one neighbor showed up to our meeting on Monday, and our tabling efforts at the Druid Hill Farmer’s Market weren’t very successful. Very few people came by…
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2018 Week 5: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE This summer, Bikemore has been organizing biweekly Monday evening meetings to invite members of the community to brainstorm about a public art project that will be implemented in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our first meeting in June had great turnout, but we’ve been struggling ever since…
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2018 Week 4: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE On Tuesday, I found myself at City Hall witnessing an investigative hearing on the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). As I walked into the Council Chamber, my mind wandered back to the hearing I’d attended just a few weeks before. At that time, the committee was…
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