Building Community Around Food Access
June 28, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Rockford, IL
In a community where fresh food is scarce, see how this 1/2 acre urban farm centers itself around food access and its connection to the community. Take a tour of the farm, including high tunnels and cold storage. Learn about the history and the progression of the farm and their CSA pick and pack process.
Roots & Wings grows vegetables using organic and sustainable techniques, while also motivating, educating, and inspiring youth and adults to be leaders and role models. Youth are the leaders of Roots & Wings, with older youth teaching younger kids about farming and food.