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Local Food for Local People: Promoting Food Democracy in Appalachian Georgia

The Local Food/Local People project provides students an opportunity to engage in ARC’s regional food initiative by exploring the opportunities as well as the social, economic, and political barriers facing local food advocates in Lumpkin County, Georgia, especially the Downtown Dahlonega Farmers Market.  Students will interview city officials, vendors, potential and existing customers, both in the community and on campus.  After analyzing the interviews, they will propose and implement solutions to enhance the market, e.g. promoting the market on campus; providing a series of four educational and community events at the market such as heirloom seed swaps, seed saving demonstrations, and food-related art exhibitions. Finally, students will create a series of broadsides on an antique letterpress to be used as educational and promotional material for the 2015 market season.

 

 

2014 ATP Proposal

University of North Georgia's Live Presentation in Washington, D.C.

 

 
Contact Information:

Dr. Rosann Kent
Director, Appalachian Studies
University of North Georgia
201 Vickery House
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30570

E-Mail:  rkent@ung.edu

 

Previous Conference Participation:  2013    2012    2010    2009