Black Church Food Security Network

2021 Week 2: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION This week I had numerous conversations with my supervisor on the bigger picture of all we do. She recently asked me to redesign our brochure. She felt, although it was beautiful, it did not portray who we are. I realized that we cannot rely…
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2021 Week 1: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION My past week has been filled with educational material about reciprocal economics systems such as co-ops and buying clubs. I learned a lot about alternative business practices that held people above profits. When explaining it to my friends they seem concerned about how it…
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2021 Orientation: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION After a week of talking about what our internships will be like and preparing ourselves to go out to serve a good cause I had my first day of work Saturday. I decided to start early because I want my first official day to…
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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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2018 Week 3: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE When I called home this week to tell my parents about my internship at Bikemore, my mom’s reaction honestly summed up my experience. “You? Rode a bike? Around a city? Are you serious?” she questioned sounding surprised, impressed, and speechless all at once. Her confusion, admittedly,…
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2018 Week 1: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE If you’d asked me about Bikemore’s work in Baltimore City just over a week ago, I could’ve given you a very detailed description of their programs, their initiatives, their advocacy, and more. I had done my research and tried to prepare myself for what to expect…
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2018 Orientation: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE “Think about the impact you want to make, not the identity that you want to achieve.” Mere hours into our cohort’s first day of Orientation, we had already heard countless speakers offer us advice and insight as to how to make these eight weeks count. Yet…
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