Hartford Food Systems, based in Hartford Connecticut has been dedicated to addressing complex problems of food security by informing and advancing responsible food policies at local and state levels of government. For more than 30 years, HFS has been a leader in grassroots efforts to fight hunger and improve nutrition in low income neighborhoods. Grow Hartford, a program of HFS utilizes urban agriculture to engage youth to build awareness, education and organizing skills related to the food justice movement. A team of youth-adult partners are participating in the Perrin sponsored BLOC (Building Leadership and Organizing Capacity) three year training initiative. Recently, the Grow Hartford youth visited Rhode Island’s Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM). They had “tons of fun and were inspired to make the Grow Hartford program more youth-led!” Learn more by visiting www.hartford.org or visit Grow Hartford on Facebook.
Youth from HFS- Grow Hartford program visiting PrYSM