Farms to Grow, Inc. Presents
A Health in Your House (HIYH) Production
FROM THE A2 THE BAY:
A traveling community-oriented Social Event
Sponsored in part by The Walker Exchange, LLC
Purpose and Description:
To teach, educate, and inspire people to maintain a healthy lifestyle no matter their geographical location or available financial resources. This event will span a week's time of travel from Atlanta, GA (The A) to Oakland, CA (The Bay). A collective of individuals and organizations will take this journey and stop in urban and rural areas along the way in search of people and places that illustrate the principles of natural, organic, healthy, and eco-aware lifestyles. This is all done with the soul-connecting, lively, and passionate rhythms of house music in the background, a genre of music that has helped bring this collective together as well as those around the world in the spirit of health and heart.
This is an open invitation event! Any and everyone is welcome to show up and show us how your “neck of the woods” creates or participates in healthy, organic, and eco-aware living.
What's going to happen?
As the collective travels from the A2 the Bay, they will live stream events, cooking shows, conversations, and gather footage for a health documentary showcasing the theme, "Reconnecting with our earth, health and community through house music." A2 the Bay's will provide live streaming on partners' websites and social media pages educating the community on the importance of eating from sources such as local farmers, how to include fresh foods, quick healthy eating tips, fitness demos and reconnecting with the earth.
We will visit:
Health food stores
Side Markets that offer farm fresh foods
CSA and other Community Gardens
And folks' homes who are gracious enough to welcome 4 strangers and a dog into their home overnight.
Connect to Your Health and Hear the Rhythms of the Land:
Farms to Grow (FTG) to show the soon to be released “Rhythms of the Land.” Rhythms of the Land is a documentary film project, a valentine to generations of black farmers whose intense love of the land and dedication to community enabled them to survive against overwhelming odds. This documentary shows how farming is directly linked to our health and how many have sustained and are returning to this most natural way of life. The filmmaker, Gail Myers, is a cultural anthropologist and a scholarly expert in African American farming traditions who has been conducting field research and interviews with black farmers since 1997. But more importantly, she's the niece of her irascible 100-year-old Aunt Rose, whose stories about growing up on the Alabama farm presided over by Gail's great-great-grandfather, Hezekiah Patterson, provided the seeds of inspiration for “Rhythms of the Land.” Gail Myers has captured the spirit and essence of various farmers across the US. As we stop along the way, we will drop trailers and club mixes of "Rhythms of the Land," in hopes of bringing awareness to this inspiring film.
List of Events includes:
Visits to farms, markets, gardens, businesses, and homes
Get Healthy Cooking Special with Kwietha
House Music After Parties
How you can help:
*Be a partner by requesting Donations for booth set ups for Cooking Demos, fitness demos and other fun and healthy activities.
*Come and get HIYH with us as we travel along the great United States in search of health minded folks like ourselves!Host, Partner, and Sponsor Organizations:Farms to Grow, Inc. - Host
Our mission is to assist African American farmers and other underserved farmers/gardeners maintain and create sustainable farms and spaces to grow food. FARMS TO GROW, INC is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged farmers and underserved sustainable farmers. FTGI is committed to sustainable farming and innovative agricultural practices which preserve the diversity and ecological balance of the local environment. FTGI aims to increase the capacity of underserved farmers to keep their farm operations and establish farming as a viable career alternative for future generations. Underserved farmers may include minority groups, women, and the physically challenged and limited access organic farmers.
Freedom Farmers Market - Partner
Brothers Kitchen and Farms to Grow are partnering to bring produce from Black owned farms to areas in Oakland in need of fresh produce and healthy food. The Freedom Farmers Market will be a weekly Saturday market highlighting fresh food and local vendors.
San Pablo and Market St, Oakland, California 94604
Health in Your House (HIYH) - Movement
Health in Your House is a movement designed to create awareness of and provide practical tools for positive health and wellness changes within metro Atlanta communities. The goals of this movement are to reach members of the House Music Genre in Atlanta in a spirit of collaboration, learning, sharing of information related to health & wellness; to Create Awareness and Provide practical tools to enable those reached to implement healthy life choices; to establish a Relationship with Metro Atlanta Community Neighborhood Partners with a shared goal of educating, serving families; to Teach Methods needed to utilize tools provided that enable participants to increase positive health and wellness behaviors; and, to Build Relationships with other health and wellness professionals to create a team or network that will continue to educate and serve families past the specified project time. “The ultimate HIYH is to be healthy inside out; mind, body and soul."https://www.facebook.com/HealthInYourHouse
The Walker Exchange, LLC - Partial Sponsor
The Walker Exchange, LLC is a health and wellness promotion company that helps people transition from repeating unhealthy habits in order to transform into "healthy and happy." CEO Noni Walker is a motivational speaker and wellness coach with a unique perspective, "The missing link to your health... is your MIND!" Other speaking topics include forgiveness as your path to freedom and the dirty F words: Fat and Fear. WellMind Coaching, a featured wellness coaching service, is available for weight loss, stress management, exercise, detoxification and juicing. Noni Walker has a book, to be released on September 25, 2013 titled, “The F#@% Train to Freedom: A Wellness Guide to Finding Peace Within Mind, Body & Spirit.”
DONATION: From the A 2 the Bay