Damian Bascom, The STEER Center

Damian Bascom loves food.  Not just eating it, but growing it and mobilizing others to return to knowing the “where and how” of food production.  A small business owner, and soon to be first time dad, Damian was motivated to take on the task of serving with The STEER Center to recruit and manage volunteers that will work in community garden projects at both Drew Freeman Middle School and the Winsor Crossing Apartment Complex in Suitland.  “Food is a major commodity in our society and the cultivation and development around healthier food options will greatly improve our community’s life span,” Damian said concerning his interest in becoming a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator.  Damian hopes to learn more about ways to motivate people and ways to reduce food disparities to help him reach his long term goal of developing a commercial urban farm to serve 10,000 low income households.

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