Speaker: Vel Scott from Vel’s Purple Oasis in conversation with Shani Richards
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Vel’s Purple Oasis is a community-based urban farm situated on one acre of land where Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood meets University Circle. Gardening first began at the Oasis in April of 2008, as a way to get members of the surrounding community involved with each other and to promote a healthy lifestyle through growing and eating high-quality produce. Within three years the Oasis developed partnerships with Oberlin College’s Environmental Studies Department, Case Western Reserve University’s many volunteer groups, the Green Triangle permaculture designers, John Hay High School Environmental Club, the Ronald McDonald House, the New Agrarian Center, and the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.
Vel Scott is an advocate and a leader in the movement to bring nutrition and healthy living into people’s lives. Through her workshops, lectures and cooking demonstrations she teaches that food can be the catalyst for better living.
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