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Farmer’s Market-Based Food Assistance Program

ASHEVILLE NC – Health and social sciences scholar Darcy Freedman will present “Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Food Assistance Incentive Program for Farmers’ Markets: Lessons Learned in South Carolina,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Room.

With a decade of experience developing, implementing, and sustaining food environment interventions, Freedman’s research is based on the social aspects of health frameworks. She focuses most of her work on promoting health equity through research, teaching, and practice that uses collaborative and participatory models to create healthy places to live, work, play, and pray. Freedman employs a range of research approaches including participatory action research, community-level intervention analysis, qualitative methods, and arts-based approaches. Freedman is associate professor at Case Western Reserve University and core faculty of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods.

Freedman’s lecture is part of UNC Asheville’s Greenfest, and is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by Interdisciplinary Distinguished Professorship of the Mountain South and the UNC Asheville Departments of Economics, Health and Wellness, and Sociology. For more information, contact Leah Greden Mathews at 828.251.6551 or [email protected].


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