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    Best Local Food Advocate

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Food Advocate BOA Award Winner

    Concrete Jungle

    Best Food Advocate BOA Award Winner

    Hungry Girls Do it Better

    Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2017 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
    Georgia Organics

    Best food revolutionary BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2017 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
    Abiodun Henderson
    Born in Brooklyn as the daughter of a Liberian immigrant and a Black Panther, 34-year-old ABIODUN HENDERSON is no stranger to social justice. Though her parents both died young, they instilled in her a passion for helping others, whatever the cost. Eventually, Henderson joined the Occupy the Hood movement,more...
    Born in Brooklyn as the daughter of a Liberian immigrant and a Black Panther, 34-year-old ABIODUN HENDERSON is no stranger to social justice. Though her parents both died young, they instilled in her a passion for helping others, whatever the cost. Eventually, Henderson joined the Occupy the Hood movement, and dedicated her own life to empowering low-income black communities. In 2016, she founded her Westview-based social business, Gangstas to Growers, to provide formerly incarcerated young men with agriculture-centered job training. Once they graduate the educational program, participants are placed into local food industry externships designed to provide the tools and connections to pursue full-time employment. Gangstas to Growers even has its own hot sauce, Sweet Sol, a lavender and turmeric flavored blend made from ingredients grown by the program’s trainees. For Henderson, food is a tool for justice. “We need education so we can do for ourselves,” she says. “Agriculture is the way.” www.facebook.com/gangstastogrowers. less...

    Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2016 » Oral Pleasures » Reader's Pick
    Georgia Organics

    Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
    Will Edmond
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    Best local food advocate BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
    Will Edmond
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