NOW Webinar/Workshop Outreach: Food as a Public Work

Date/Time: Nov. 17, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Remote
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Join us for the third and final installment of the Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) 2022 Webinar Series, featuring Pantaleon Florez III of Maseualkualli Farmsand Vital Village Networks 2022 Community Food Systems Fellow. This session will feature a workshop on the Food as a Public Work Campaign that seeks to reintegrate private lands into public commons while enacting food and agricultural producer justice via a targeted universalism approach.


About the Speaker:

Pantaleon Florez III is a no-till, no fossil fuel cultivating fruit and herb farmer, educator, and agricultural researcher based in Lawrence. His farm is called Maseualkualli Farms, which means The Peoples’ Farms in Nahuatl. Cultivation on the farm focuses on Mexica/Chichimecan crops such as pipiche, papalotl, yauhtli, izote, jicama, and nopalli. He is lso breeding and locally adapting maize from his great grandparents' homelands of Guanajuato, Mexico utilizing ancestral Mexica cultivation methodologies (SARE Publication: FNC19-1161). Florez’s current work focuses on building equity in agriculture, developing new food systems to end food apartheid in the US, and establishing food as a public work via the Peoples’ Century Farm project. 


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