Neighborhood Leader - Nadine Nelson
"Now we all have a network as we continue to do our projects. That is really inspirational."
Nadine Neslon, Chef, Educator and Social Activist
2016 Program Cohort
Project: Interactive Food Mandala Art Exhibit
Relationship building brought Nadine Nelson to the Neighborhood Leadership Program. A master chef and educator, Nelson has a mission that goes beyond cooking classes to promote overall health and wellbeing. During the program, she developed an interactive art project that asked each participant to arrange various vegetables into a mandala, a symbol of the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism religions.
"We connected and supported each other. It was especially beneficial to be able to bounce ideas off each other and to show up for each other's events," says Nelson. "Now we all have a network as we continue to do our projects. That is really inspirational."
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