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GreenThumb GrowTogether Sat. March 21st

LaDonna Redmond

GreenThumb is excited to announce LaDonna Redmond as this year’s keynote speaker. LaDonna Redmond is a food-justice activist/writer/motivational speaker who has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban agriculture projects, started community grocery stores, and worked on federal farm policy to expand access to healthy food access and production in communities of color. Very active in community journalism, she hosts a weekly radio show on KMOJ called “It’s your Health” and writes a bi-weekly column for the Minnesota Spokesman Reporter.

In her role as education and community outreach coordinator for Seward Community Cooperative, LaDonna is responsible for engaging community residents, local partners, and organizations to participate in activities, programming, and special initiatives of the co-op’s new Friendship store in Minneapolis.

In 2009, LaDonna was one of 25 citizen and business leaders named a Responsibility Pioneer by Time Magazine. LaDonna was also a 2003-2005 WKKF Food and Society Fellow. In 2007, she was awarded Green for All Fellowship. LaDonna attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

You can read more about LaDonna here at http://www.cfjn.org and http://www.ladonnaredmond.co.

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  1. […] Parks Conference at NYU on April 11, 2015 and the NYCHA Grows with its Gardeners Conference and the GreenThumb GrowTogether were March 28 and March 21 respectively. I wish I could make them all every year. I especially […]

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