La Lucha Faulkner County Garden

The Faulkner County Urban Farm Project began in the spring of 2010 as a gardening competition between Conway's three colleges, The University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist University. As students and professors turned a grassy yard into a blossoming vegetable garden, it became clear that this was no competition, but a collaborative community effort towards a greater good. Through natural, local food production, this garden is an effort to foster sustainability and a sense of community in Conway.

Our Service Member assists with maintenance of the garden, planning plantings and crop rotation schedules, recruiting volunteers, advertising for events, increasing outreach avenue,s and generally being an advocate for the garden in the community at large. Our goal this year is to coordinate more garden-based educational opportunities with the Faulkner County Library.

Presentation

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Austin Yockey

Austin is originally from Little Rock, AR but moved to Cabot during Junior High and graduated high school from there in 2005.  He received his degree in economics at the University of Tulsa in 2009. Then went on to receive his Master's in International Development from the University of Denver in 2012.  Austin's passion for sustainable food systems began while interning for a small nonprofit in Kenya during the summer of 2011.  Speaking with people in the community there moved him to head back home to Arkansas and start a small organic farm with his family with the goal of educating those in his home state about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

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Kim Doughty

Kim is originally from Benton, Arkansas. She graduated with a Biology degree from Arkansas Tech University in 2008. She worked for the Arkansas Department of Health Public Health Laboratory as a microbiologist before completing an apprenticeship at Little Rock Urban Farming. She is very interested in promoting the growth of the local food system in Conway.

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Crystal Bowne

Crystal is originally from North Carolina. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Appalachian State University and a M.A. in Religion from the University of Georgia. She first became interested in sustainable food systems while living in Austin, Texas. For the past several years, Crystal has been teaching at the university level and volunteering for various local food organizations in central Arkansas.

Wednesday the 28th. .