CLF Farm and Food Initiative Honored by City of Boston

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Jenny Rushlow awarded 2016 Greenovate Boston Award for sustainable food advocacy

April 22, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) advocate Jenny Rushlow was honored today by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at the 2016 Greenovate Boston Award Ceremony at Fenway Park. Rushlow, the director of CLF’s Farm and Food Initiative, received the Sustainable Food Award for her work on CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub, an endeavor that helps secure free legal aid for local residents and businesses.

“Jenny has been an unflappable champion for New England’s farmers, food entrepreneurs and consumers, and it’s wonderful to see Mayor Walsh give her work the recognition it deserves,” said CLF president Bradley Campbell. “From building a resilient regional food system to creating programs that increase access to fresh and affordable food, Jenny has made healthy communities her top priority, and the results speak for themselves.”

Since launching just two years ago, CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub has helped secure more than half a million dollars worth of pro bono legal services for over 130 cases in 72 cities and towns. Success stories include 49 farmers, 57 local food entrepreneurs, and the legal work behind the creation of the Boston Public Market. The Hub expanded to Maine in 2015 and will expand to Rhode Island in the coming year. More information is available here.

Bradley Campbell and Jenny Rushlow are available for further comment.


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