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Enriching our Lives Through Agriculture – Session 6 of Transforming Our One World
April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
DRBI is delighted to invite you to session 6 of Transforming Our One World featuring TIGER MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION, DESERT ROSE FARMS, and DRBI AGRICULTURAL PROJECT moderated by Kelly Hadden.
More than 25% of the global population live in moderate to severe food insecurity. Hear from these three enterprises that grow food in the desert, while they teach, build life skills in others, and transform our one world.
Wednesday April 21, 2021: 5:00-6:30 Pacific (Arizona). 6:00-7:30 Mountain. 7:00-8:30 Central. 8:00-9:30 Eastern.
A_ Darren Chapman – Tiger Mountain Foundation- Equality and Justice Meet Diversity and Inclusion
Darren will introduce participants to the mission and accomplishments of the Tiger Mountain Foundation, an extraordinary group of people who have created a change narrative initiative of service to the community through:
- healthier eating and more active lifestyles along with a
- workforce and economic development concept, driven by
- a point of entry called the Personal Strategy Roadmap transition and transformation document.
They do this via the nucleus of our Incubator Farm and Community Garden Trojan Horse.
B_ Jenny Bassett – Desert Rose Farms
Collaborating with the DRBI and expert CSA desert farmers the Desert Rose Farm group’s mission is to grow healthy produce and build planetary sustainability which will bring about growth and innovation to build a system of nutritious food. In this session we’ll share our ambitious plan, starting with the lease of a 10-acre arid desert lot in May 2020 on the Desert Rose Bahai Institute property in Eloy, Arizona. Working in unison with the immense complexity of Mother Nature is challenging and we’ll share the many agricultural lessons we have along the way in deciding what produce to grow, how to take care of chickens and how to build a functioning farm.
C_ Dwight Cox – DRBI Agricultural Project
Without DRBI Board Vice-Chair and visionary Dwight Cox, the arid land on DRBI property would still be dry and barren. It was through his vision of what could be that the partnership with Desert Rose Farms was formed, and in this session, we’ll discuss exciting possibilities for turning the remaining DRBI plot into a site that perpetuates the larger plan to involve and transform the global community.
Presenter: Darren Chapman’s resume reads like he was born to serve. His degree in Business Communication and his certification as a Master Gardener are just some of the tools he uses inhis various outreach efforts with disadvantaged populations and youth-at-risk. He has served as a Supervisor of after-school Mentors and a Youth Outreach and Gang Intervention Coordinator in Los Angeles. In Phoenix he spent time with Chicano’s Por la Causa as an active Field Manager, working with people at high-risk. Since 2007 he founded and now serves as CEO of Tiger Mountain – where the Mission is to empower people by building sustainable community gardens, providing life skills support and workforce development through neighborhood revitalization and beautification. https://tigermountainfoundation.org/non-profit-community-garden/
Presenter: Jenny Bassett’s career spans across many platforms from luxury event planning, bespoke concierge, superyacht and destination management and not-for-profit fundraising for the environment, women and animals. She is sensitive to the impact humans have on our planet and thoughtfully crafts experiences that emphasize sustainability through her travel business. Her passion for women’s issues led her to establish a three-year awareness campaign for Women for Women International (WFWI) in Australia. Her work with Great Women Collection is empowering women in remote villages of the Philippines to sell their products to the international marketplace. Desert Rose Farm encompasses these values with a desire to create an impact to the spiritual community and food sustainability. https://www.desertrose.farm/
Presenter: Born on an Indiana farm, there is no denying that Dwight Cox has returned to his roots. After serving in the military, Dwight became a tech rep for Rockwell International, where he worked in the Philippines, Mexico and Florida, eventually starting his own aviation parts company in Tucson. As part of his deep belief in service to humanity, Dwight has participated in several endeavours that improved food distribution both at home and abroad. When he moved his business to the Eloy Airport in 2015, Dwight found DRBI not far away and became a Board Member. Inspired by the possibilities of permaculture he soon recognized an opportunity to bring this arid land to life. https://drbi.org/agriculture/
Moderator: Kelly Hadden’s distinguished career in Change Management, Operations, Human Resources and Learning serve her well in her current role as an independent Business Consultant working with Planet SHIFT Inc. Primarily focused within the retail, non profit, and financial services industries, they help clients thrive. In that same spirit, Kelly and Planet SHIFT are volunteering to help DRBI forge a sustainable future.
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