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U.S. Senator Tours Pleasant Hope Garden

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, United States Senator, Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) visited Maxine's Garden at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church

Senator Van Hollen had recently heard about the Black Church Food Security Network and wanted to see where it all began.

Pastor Brown and the Maxine's Garden Ministry spoke to Senator Van Hollen about sustainable agriculture, afroecology, just food systems and how support from the federal government could help spur an asset-based approach to community development.

We are grateful for the Senator's visit and look forward to deepening our relationship with him and the entire Maryland Congressional delegation.

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