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TEDxManhattan - Kerry McLean - Green Carts: Bringing the Backyard to the Bronx

http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talksKerry A. McLean is the Director of Community Development at WHEDco, a 20-year old nonprofit working to create a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx. Kerry directs WHEDco's community planning and revitalization initiatives, including the Green Cart Microenterprise Program, which helps community members become street vendor entrepreneurs selling fresh fruits and vegetables in their own communities. Through the Corbin Hill Road Farm Share program, Kerry connects South Bronx residents to fresh produce from farms in upstate New York. She also works to bridge the food gap by attracting restaurants and grocery stores to vacant storefronts, and engages area youth and adults around neighborhood food surveying and advocacy. Kerry enjoys connecting community members to rooftop urban farm activities at WHEDco's Intervale Green, the nation's largest Energy Star certified, multi-family affordable housing development. Kerry's newest community planning initiative is WHEDco's Bronx Music Heritage Center development, which will feature a hydroponic rooftop farm and open space for recreation. Kerry is a 2011 Fellow of Coro's inaugural Neighborhood Leadership Program and has Master's degrees in International Development and in Urban Planning.More information at http://www.tedxmanhattan.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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