African Food Basket Project Grows and Distributes Food to African Diaspora
Led by Emmanuel Momoh (PhD Student, Geography) and funded by an SLLC Green Fellowship, the African Food Basket project began in summer 2023. To participate in the project or learn more, contact Emmanuel by email or LinkedIn.
The goal of the African food basket project is to promote access to culturally preferred food for diverse communities of African international students and scholars through a pilot study in the UC Davis Ecological garden. This pilot study will focus on the cultivation of African crops, which have been shown to be successful in the Student Farm, to determine their viability at the UC Davis Ecological garden. The study will explore the feasibility of incorporating African crops into the Ecological garden, and possibly Market Garden or other agricultural spaces within the SLLC, with the aim of promoting food sovereignty and food justice for diverse communities of African international and African Diaspora students and scholars. Furthermore, the project will engage students interested in African foods but not yet involved in the SLLC, and develop educational materials and guides through which similar projects can be implemented for other traditional food gardens such as Asian and native American food gardens.
Sept. 11, 4:30-7:30pm. African Food Potluck & 22nd Annual Okra-Chile Cook-off. @ the Student Farm Ecological Garden. All are welcome.