Portland Roots Festival

July 13, 2013 · by Staff · PCRI, PDX Roots

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. is proud to present the Portland Roots Festival.

Come explore the ancient and sustainable food practices of the African people right from Portland’s Living Room. We will highlight the different yet similar avenues these rich cultures have taken through celebrating the food practices of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro- Latin, and African Diaspora populations in Portland, Oregon.

Be sure to stay for the key-note speech from Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc. Will Allen – son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer – has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. Growing Power Inc. is a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture.

A special thanks to our event sponsors Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Legacy Health, Growing Power, Wieden + Kennedy, Oregon Health Authority: Office of Equity and Inclusion, NW Natural, and New Seasons Market.

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