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Virtual Gathering with Kanchan Dawn Hunter

To shift from a food system of exploitation to a food system centered on justice and regeneration we need to follow the leadership of those who are paving the way.

This summer, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, we’re amplifying Black food changemakers who are taking risks to create a healthy, regenerative, and just tomorrow. With listening, with learning, and action in the present, we can move towards a more equitable tomorrow.
On August 6, join us for a story and q+a with Kanchan Dawn Hunter of Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project.

Make a meal and get together with your roommates, your partner, and/or your cat to tune in to this virtual gathering! The Zoom link and a PDF with additional details for how to participate will be available a week prior to the gathering.

6:00pm Virtual Gathering begins

Connection Circles


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Connection Circles

7:30pm Gathering Closes
About Kanchan Dawn Hunter

Kanchan’s vision is to find us all connected with each other in service to Life and the Earth who nourishes us all. Kanchan learned early on that she carried a strong voice for the environment as a canvasser for CALPIRG, working to move forward the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA).

Through her work with Hand in Hand Parenting, she helped develop and teach a breakthrough course entitled Healing the Hurts of Racism. As Director of Community Outreach for Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project, Kanchan co-manages the Community Nursery and Farm and interfaces with the Spiral community. Kanchan also co-founded Soil Sistahs with Doria Robinson, a gathering of black and brown women that meets at Spiral Gardens monthly. As a medicine maker, Kanchan also co-created the Annual California Women of Color Herbal Symposium. Kanchan teaches others, young and old, how to grow, identify, harvest, dry, prepare and use medicinal plants.

Find Spiral Gardens on IG @spiralgardensofficial
Things you’ll need to participate

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Guide to a Virtual RFRS Gathering (this will be available one week prior to the gathering)
A reliable internet connection
A laptop or mobile device
Zoom (Please have this ready in advance. You can join from your browser or the software/mobile app)
Listening ears

It’s that simple, we promise!

Why Virtual? It’s in times like these that gathering, sharing, listening, and eating together is most important. Moving our gathering to a virtual format allows us to safely gather with our households and also come together as a larger community online. The flow will mimic our in-person monthly gatherings, we’ll have some time for small group conversation, we’ll ring the singing bowl, listen to the story, have q+a, and end with another connection circle.

New Here? Every month at Real Food Real Stories, we gather together over a meal and a story from a local food changemaker. Why? Our mission is to humanize the food system for a more connected and just tomorrow, and we believe that there isn’t anything quite like food and story to create connections, bridge divides, and shift culture.

Although we can’t all gather together in person, we can gather in our homes to share a meal and tune in to the live story and q+a.

Will you try it out with us?

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Questions? Ping us at @rfrstories or email


Aug 06 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm





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