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Photographs by Erich Adickes, and Partnering Community Gardens

Growing Community


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.

Murphy Gallery Hours
Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm
Fridays from 9am to 5pm
Closed on weekends, except in the case of special events. If you would like to schedule a group tour
during the weekend, contact Ann Rasmus at or at 217-337-1500

Murphy Gallery Summer Hours
Mondays-Fridays from 9am to 4pm

Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.

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