The "Growing Hope Food Summit" was held on April 1 & 2 at a church on W Exchange Street in Akron. There were 18 people from the BCAA community in attendance. The first day a film called "Fresh" talked about growing food at home. The second day was a conference intended to define the goals of the movement. A community group sponsored the event which is working to increase food availability and nutrition, particularly for minorities. One of the priorities which was popularly shared by all the stakeholders was the desire to have more community gardens. Also, there was talk about bringing farmer's markets with fresh produce to minority neighborhoods. They also want to encourage small stores to carry vegetables. Amber Subba, Tuk Rai, and Jas Maya Subba were there to interpret.
Amber Subba, Tuk Rai, and Jas Maya Subba served as interpreters.
Selected activities of BCAA members are chronicled in this blog by Terry Kuhn.