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Chelsea Graves, Dining Services Student Farm Manager, Interdisciplinary Studies Major, at Virginia Tech Kentland Farms

Darcel Eddins

Darcel Eddins is the Executive Director of Bountiful Cities in Ashville, North Carolina. She is building the foundations of food justice and sustainability in her community through a number of community-based initiatives. Darcel has a keen understanding of the way low-income communities have been historically impacted by the injustices in the food system. Her work in the community food security movement reaches national and local audiences and communities. Darcel’s hope for the future is one where food sovereignty is realized in her community.

Here is a link to Darcel’s full narrative: Darcel Eddins

Key Words: North Carolina, sustainable agriculture, social justice, healthy people, viable communities, food sovereignty