Interview: Avalon Gupta-VerWiebe & Sydney Hancock, UofL Garden Interns

On this week’s edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, takes a break from weeding his plots for a chat with UofL Garden Interns, Avalon Gupta-VerWiebe and Sydney Hancock. Avalon is a senior public health major, Sydney is a liberal studies major, and both have adopted Kentucky as their homes. In this conversation we talk about the Garden Commons at UofL, how you can get involved and enjoy the pleasures of growing and foraging food. We also touch on food justice, the Green New Deal, and, in honor of our nation’s recent Independence Day, we discuss what things we have declared our independence from for sustainability!

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As always, our interview is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW! Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at

Source: Interview: Avalon Gupta-VerWiebe & Sydney Hancock, UofL Garden Interns (Sustainability Now, Forward Radio 106.5fm, July 8, 2019)