Birch's NESAWG experiences

Photos and text by Birch K

So my NESAWG weekend had many great experiences. Namely, going to Capitol Hill, listening to a people's history and doing my second photography job.

The first day I set foot in Baltimore we went to a pre-conference day called youth advocacy day. Basically, the goal was for us to share the youth's opinion in various aspects of the Farm Bill. Our training was being held in at the United Methodist Building, the only non government building in all of Capitol Hill. We got a crash-course training on how to farm and how to tell our stories. We then connected them to a part of the Farm Bill. I told about by brush with food insecurity and connected it to the child nutrition program and SNAP. After that we went off to the Hill to talk to legislators that represent New York and Buffalo.

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