Femivore Candidate Spotlight: Michelle Abramovichposted Thursday, June 28 by Think Local First DC
An event taking place during Eat Local First Week 2012 is the presentation of the Femivore Award, which recognizes one woman’s leadership in the local food movement. Three finalists will be chosen to pitch their projects (which must GROW, NOURISH, or INSPIRE) during the Femivore Award Happy Hour and Dinner at RIS on July 16. The audience will then select a winner to receive $1,000 toward her initiative based on the most promising and inspiring project presented.
Who will be named the ultimate Femivore? Stay tuned to find out! Until then, get to know the seventeen amazing applicants currently in the running. Featured today is Michelle Abramovich with Nukazuke Pickling Community.
Nukazuke Pickling Community
INSPIRE – A project that gives back to the local community through local food. This could include, but isn’t limited to educational projects, art-based projects, soup kitchens or food banks.
Michelle is an INSPIRE Femivore who, with Nukazuke Pickling Community, wants to help DC “stay connected with what grows [locally] while learning about another culture’s culture (pun intended).” The Nukazuke Pickling Community would provide education to those wishing to learn more about this healthy method of pickling fresh vegetables as well as a setting for people to meet, ask questions, and share advice and recipes over community meals. The group “will partner with and meet monthly at local gardens, [using] produce from the garden” to make the namesake Japanese pickles.
Her Corner is a community of women entrepreneurs where members collaborate, network, and leverage one another’s expertise via a peer group model to grow their businesses. Founded in 2011 in Washington, D.C., one of the fastest-growing markets for women-owned businesses in the U.S.
Think Local First DC (TLF) is kicking off its first-ever campaign to save small and local DC businesses money on energy. Called Power to Save, the effort provides businesses with simple, easy ways to immediately reduce their energy costs and enhance their sustainability.