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From the Ground Up! Elgin 

We’re partnering with local communities to gather + mobilize often unheard food stories as Central Texas undergoes social, economic, and environmental change. Our Exploring Food & Urban Change college students from University of Texas-Austin (above) help with this project, along with interns and community volunteers. From the Ground Up! focuses primarily on the stories of historically marginalized communities, such as African-American/Black, Brown/Latino/a, and LGBTQAI people of color, in Central Texas. Our first stop was Elgin, Texas in February 2016.

Goals + Vision   

  • Document often unheard food stories
  • Celebrate “what’s good” about food in people’s lives
  • Identify cooperative food practices already at work in historically marginalized communities
  • Support community-led food efforts

The vision is to share the food stories gathered on-line and in on-the-ground events. Stay tuned! Stay up to date by connecting with us, following FFBT on Facebook, and seeing what we’re up to on the Exploring Food & Urban Change site.


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