Jack Wood on Stage at TEDx Fargo 2016
TEDx Fargo continues to celebrate ideas and actions from the region at this year’s event on July 21, 2016. Speakers include Growing Together’s Jack Wood, who, along with community have produced over 45,000 pounds of produce and have utilized their toolkit to help over a dozen organizations begin their own community gardens.
Jack is one of the many faces of The Fargo Project. Jack and his Growing Together team became involved with The Fargo Project in 2012 after realizing that Growing Together and The Fargo Project could make a lasting impression on the Fargo-Moorhead area. In 2014, they established a community garden in the World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park for the community to grow produce that they can enjoy for themselves or share with others.
Jackie Brookner’s TED talk from the 2012 TEDxFargo remains to be one of the most watched videos from that event. View: The Fargo Project: Jackie Brookner at TEDxFargo
“For humans to survive, ecological artist Jackie Brookner says it is not enough to change the ways we fuel, feed, entertain and shelter ourselves. Something much more basic has to happen. We need to mainstream a different understanding of who we are, as individuals and as a species. She calls this “the being of human,” and says it is about the “verbing” of our existence.”
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