This interactive group workshop features Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, who will tell the inspiring story of the good food movement in Detroit, and the push to build a vibrant food economy in the wake of the decline of the automobile and other manufacturing industries.
She will share the case studies of diverse groups of local entrepreneurs, the skills and confidence they’ve developed through the Foodlab Detroit program, and how they have gone on to establish food businesses and grow a more equitable food supply which honours identity and culture.
FoodLab is a membership-based non-profit organisation with a vision to cultivate, connect and catalyze, to use food as an economic engine, to form a supportive community of entrepreneurs and to make good food a reality for all Detroiters.
This workshop is for current and aspiring food entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, particularly women and those from refugee, and migrant backgrounds or new arrivals. Also for small food businesses interested in being part of a sustainable local food economy which enhances the health and wellbeing of communities
Participants will have the chance to share the challenges and the opportunities they face in their business / enterprise now and in the future and network with others committed to creating a healthier, vibrant local food economy together.
Light refreshments will be provided
Listen to Devita’s TED interview to see her approach and experience supporting local food business incubation and entrepreneurs