The Dublin South Central Branch of the Green Party are proud to announce an interview with Green Collar Hero LaDonna Sanders Redmond of the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) through Skype link at our meeting on 29th March.
LaDonna, from the Southside of Chicago started growing her own food in derelict land in response to her difficulty in finding fresh organic food for a child who had health problems. She has been cited as an inspiration by former White House environmental guru Van Jones and others. (see http://www.theroot.com/views/green-collar-hero-ladonna-redmond)
The IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. (http://www.iatp.org/about)
The Dublin South Central branch are the local group of Green Party members in Dublin 6W, 8, 10 and 12. We believe in making Dublin a better place to live and work, contributing to a sustainable Irish environment. The Green Party believes in local solutions to local problems and a ‘bottom up’ approach. (www.dublinsouthcentralgreenparty.com)
Green party members locally in the South West of the city think that encouraging the public to grow their own food promotes better health and is more sustainable. There are large tracts of currently unused land which are now ideal for development as community gardens and allotments by local people. This interview aims to support and bolster community interest in this subject.
The meeting is open to the public, but space may be limited. It will take place upstairs in Rosie O’Grady’s Pub on the Harold’s Cross Road, at 8pm on Thursday 29th March. We would appreciate if anyone wishing to attend could contact the secretary of the branch, Oisín Ó hAlmhain, who is available at 087 1736590 or by e-mail at secretary @ dublinsouthcentralgreenparty.com