Candace Thompson is an artist, activist, and land steward whose work with soil, plants, microbes, fungi, animals, food, land, digital media, and other human beings focuses on healing, resilience, and mutualism in the face of climate crises. Thompson is the founder of The Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet, which engages complex edible urban ecosystems through citizen science, non-human storytelling, and foraged community meals. The project brings its community one step closer to a future where the streets are “clean enough to eat off of.” Thompson is also the Manager of Solar One's Stuyvesant Cove Park, a two-acre native food forest in lower Manhattan that used to be an industrial site but which now the public can forage from. Follow The Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet and Solar One’s Stuyvesant Cove Park on Instagram.

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