Chasing the Dream, Season 2: Ep 8
| November 1, 2019
Chasing the Dream: Equitable Food Systems
On this final episode of the second season of Chasing the Dream, we look into equitable food systems and the work of
Soul Fire Farm near Albany, NY. Natasha Thompson, host of the series and President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, speaks with Elizabeth Gabriel and Alexas Esposito from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. The episode concludes with a story from a community member imagining their own version of the American Dream.
Resources highlighted in this episode include:
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