On April 14th, Roots Down is hosting its first Community Forum via Zoom! This event will emphasize the Fruitful Communities Initiative, which is all about bringing Productive Urban Landscapes, job training, and youth activation to DeKalb. We’ll also spotlight the ways DeKalb County residents can get involved. This is an opportunity to learn about your community and actively participate in the development of DeKalb County! Here are the top four reasons why you should attend:
1. Hear from DeKalb commissioners
The forum is going to have local policy leaders and commissioners that want to get to know you. This is a chance to learn about the leaders in your community and how they engage with topics that you are the most interested in. Commissioners Ted Terry and Mereda Davis Johnson will be presenting initiatives in their districts. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in DeKalb County and how you can get involved.
2. Connect to local food resources and partners
The forum is for your education and needs. From this forum, you will be able to engage with the local food resources and partners that want to aid your community. We’re working with CompostNow, Servescape, EcoLogic, Green Light, UGA Ext, Ga Audubon, Farmers Jam, DeKalb Parks & Recreation, Concrete Jungle, Wholesome Wave, and Grow With The Flow. These are great organizations that will help DeKalb County grow.
3. Help design your future landscape and influence DeKalb’s growth
The community forum is an open ears experience for change-makers and activators! Do your part in planning and contributing to DeKalb’s growth. The forum will influence and develop a community in which the residents are in charge of its future. You will learn how to get directly involved in the Fruitful Communities initiative and provide feedback through a survey following this event.
4. Meet cool people
This forum is an opportunity to meet and collaborate with community leaders such as speaker Sister Terri Ali. Sister Terri Ali is a pioneer of the Firdous Community Garden at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta. She has introduced youth to food stewardship and it shows in the overwhelming success of the Mohammed Schools environmental curriculum and flourishing gardens like-minded community peers. Get to know involved and engaged community members and get new perspectives about a mutual interest!
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