FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), a recurring public dinner that provides financial support to emerging artmakers, has awarded a $1200 grant to the project “Green My Bodega.”
The Green My Bodega (GMB) project experiments with city food infrastructure to address the lack of fresh food at NYC’s bodegas. The plan is to connect the bodegas with local farmers and CSAs. GMB envisions the invention of the BSA, the Bodega Supported Agriculture model, as a crucial step towards providing healthy and locally grown produce to neighborhoods with limited fresh food options.
How Green My Bodega Will Connect Local Farmers to NYC Delis
Through outreach to bodega owners and customers, the project aims to make lasting links. So, GMB is encouraging customers to tell their local bodegas that they are interested in having it stock healthy foods. Likewise, GMB is asking bodega owner if they are interesting in selling sustainably grown, healthy food that GMB will provide signs notifying customers of the new produce and also GMB will facilitate deliveries.
Here’s the winning proposal, click to enlarge:
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