Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Teen Earth Optimism – Exploring Food Security and Urban Gardening

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Dr. Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh, Lauren Newman, and Jadyn aired August 4, 2020, as part of the Teen Tuesday: Earth Optimism series. Watch a recording in the player above.


What is food security and how is it connected to sustainability and social justice? Watch a conversation with Smithsonian Conservation Commons scholar Dr. Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh, who studies food access and international development; City Blossoms Youth Co-op Manager Lauren Newman; and Mighty Greens teen entrepreneur Jadyn. They discuss how food touches all aspects of our lives, how growing access to green spaces and healthy foods can change communities, and how you can green your own community through gardening!

Moderator: Museum Educator Meaghan Cuddy

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
6-8, 9-12
Social Studies