Photographs by Erich Adickes, and Partnering Community Gardens
APRIL 28, 2016 | 5:00PM-7:00pm
Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
On view in Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from April 28, 2016 through August 2016.
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Growing Community, framed in the context of Sola Gratia Farm, Prosperity Gardens, and Randolph Community Garden, highlights
some of the community bridges and partnerships that grow out of the local foods movement. Featuring the work of local photographer
Erich Adickes, this collection of photographs tells the stories of people and of communities fighting back against hunger by bringing
healthy food close to home.
Background: Nearly fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. According to feeding
America’s Map the Meal Gap project, Champaign County suffers from a 16.7% food insecurity rate, higher than the
food insecurity rate in Cook County. One of the problems contributing to hunger and obesity in our communities is
poor access to healthy, affordable foods. The farm and gardens featured in this exhibiton demonstrate some of the
ways people are working together to bridge the meal gap.
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