“Healthy Economics by definition is the day a community once termed low-income, under-served becomes an independent, self -sufficient, healthy community.”
Healthy Economics is best described by reading the book The Four Steps of Hotep, written by David N. Roach
The book is free for a limited time.
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Welcome to our journey towards building Healthy Economics. It started years ago for me as I searched for economic solutions for the African American community as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
Since those days, I have returned to the Bay Area to teach throughout the Bay Area for around 10 years and I co-founded a non-profit corporation, The Familyhood Connection Inc, to partner with schools and various organizations to improve the food system within the African American community.
Under the name of Mo’ Better Food, our strategy of improving the food system was to connect The African American Farmers of California (based in Fresno, Ca) to our farmers market at McClymonds High School (which is where I taught Business) and to find other businesses in the Bay Area to purchase their produce. My students utilized the farmers market as a hands on business to learn business, while they provided an important aspect for their community – healthy food grown by farmers that looked like them.
Our farmers market was the first farmers market in Oakland at a school site. Today, there are over 30 farmers market at school sites. From just a farmers market, as shown above, the school benefited, the farmers benefited and the community benefited. For this reason, Healthy Economics believes every school should have a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store.
Read the The Four Steps of Hotep to learn how we plan to make it happen!