Join us today as Melissa Desa speaks with us about how the organization Working Food is involved in growing resilient local food systems.
With over a decade of experience, Melissa Desa is a seed steward, artist, educator, and ecologist living in Gainesville, Florida. She is a co-founder of the non-profit Working Food based in Gainesville, Florida which focuses on regional seed biodiversity, and lends itself to research, stewardship, distribution, and outreach. Working Food works closely with the community, collaborating and supporting adults with disabilities, youth, farmers, and the general public.
In this episode, learn about:
- Melissa Desa and her role in the Working Food Organization
- Building a robust local food system
- Collaboration and community engagement surrounding food systems and food access
- Initiatives and efforts currently taking place to increase equitable food access
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