VEJ's 2019 Community Meals series sets the table for the first time on Sunday, May 5.
Community Meals will bring together friends of VEJ and neighbors from Detroit's Brightmoor and Old Redford for curated discussion, chef-prepared local food (some from VEJ's garden), and expert presentations on food and sustainability.
"You want to do Earth justice? Start with food," said VEJ executive director BT Irwin. "Nothing, nothing, has a bigger impact on the health of the planet and its peoples than food. So, what better way to talk about that than by bringing people together around a table to share a meal?"
At each Community Meal, chefs will use as much local produce as they can to prepare a delicious dinner. Experts on food justice and food sustainability will give short talks, then lead discussions among those who attend.
Guests may attend for free, but seating is limited to 24 and VEJ will "pass the hat" to help cover the costs of hosting the event.
The first Community Meal features food by Chef Nicole Seals and a talk by Tommie Obioha of Detroit Sustainability Ambassadors. Sign up here.
Find the complete list of 2019 Community Meals here.