In Spring 2022, artist Ernel Martinez and Amber Art and Design will create a mural at GIANT supermarket focused on the theme of food justice. Amber Art and Design and Mural Arts will host three virtual public workshops to gather ideas for the mural and resources to be shared.
This three part workshop series will showcase how artists are responding to food justice in their work and how art can be used to illustrate and respond to inequities in the urban environment. The format is casual, beginning with brief presentations by an artist and a food justice practitioner and then opening up the conversation to participants to join in and share ideas related to each topic.
Workshop 3: Thursday, January 20 2022
What Grows in the City?
A conversation about urban farming and community health.
Christa Barfield will talk about how and why she started Farmer Jawn and the importance of urban agriculture in cities plagued by food deserts. You’ll learn how to start a garden at home with tips for what to plant and when to plant it.