On March 31st 2012, Los Angeles community members, leaders, policy makers, and grassroots organizations came together for “Good Food Day LA.” The event, hosted by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "We Serve LA" service and volunteer initiative, invited over 40 communities across the city’s to volunteer and take action to strengthen the local food system. Participants engaged in activities across the city, including gardening and cooking demonstrations, food competitions, CalFresh sign-ups at farmers markets, and food policy trainings.
KCET Departures was there to collect your stories as part of our StoryShare initiative. Featuring voices from the Glassell Park Community Garden -- one of the volunteer sites -- and Metabollic Studios -- the hub of the event -- the following installment is a narrative of Los Angeles’ food system: history, problems, solutions, and hope for change.
Explore Good Food: Changing Course
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