April 13 Chapter Meeting 7pm

Title of Talk: Cultivating Joy, Food and Inspiration with the Del Paso Heights Growers’ Alliance

April 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Watch the recording here.

Summary

DPHGA is a grass-roots organization advocating for social, environmental, and economic justice for disadvantaged communities through educational programs, community gardens, and urban greening efforts in Sacramento.

Join us to learn more about this Community effort to bring people together around plants and food.  The pPhoto of DPHGA activityresentation will describe the origin and history of the Del Paso Heights Growers’ Alliance as a grass-roots organization advocating for social, environmental, and economic justice. We will include a short video, lots of photos and a discussion of the past, present, and future efforts to cultivate joy, food and inspiration in our work. We will discuss the collaborations with the California Native Plant Society, the plans foDHPGA participant completing new plantingr our nursery and how we are using native plants to increase the presence of beneficial pollinators within our food production operations, upcoming opportunities for volunteering, and other ways to support this important work.

Speaker Bios

Fatima T. Malik-Wilson, MPH (we/ours) Founder/Lead Organizer/Co-Director

Fatima is a 20-year resident of Del Paso Heights with a Masters in Public Health. She is an immigrant from South Asia and her social justice training emerged from being raised by a single-mother and having to provide for herself, family, and community. She is a member of the 2021 inaugural leadership cohort, Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE). a capacity-building program for frontline community leaders from across California to connect and learn with peers, take their skills to the next level, and inspire transformative change.

Yemanya Napue (she/her) Co-Director

Yemanya Napue is an artist of African American/Native American/European descent, who has been performing, teaching and creating art in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975. Versatile, talented and compassionate, her gifts enrich all generations. Raised in Sacramento, she believes in giving back to the community, which she does teaching young and old alike to use their Creator given Gifts to enrich their own lives and when possible use them to make their own living, help others and feed both their souls and bodies with home grown morals and food.

Max Rosa (he/him) Co-Director

Maximilian develops sustainability-focused service learning projects for schools, non-profit organizations, as well as community empowerment initiatives. He grew up in the Del Paso Heights and attended American River College and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC). He has experience in grantmaking and collaborative fundraising for sustainability projects. In 2021, he started his own plant nursery business, MR. E Nursery, to supply regional retailers, consumers, community gardens, and schools.

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