Mia Madison is the Executive Director of Memphis Tilth. Her food justice activism, food access advocacy, and community garden volunteering started in 1998 with a focus on self-sufficiency. At that time a coalition of advocates interested in building the capacity of local food policy bodies worked to find common ground on policy priorities, generate public support for those policies, educate policymakers on issues in our food system, and advocacy for food systems change.

For years, Mia has served as a community activist and organizer throughout the Mid-South region. She has been appointed and volunteers for a host of programs and projects
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Research Interests

Agriculture & Gardens Community/Economic Enrichment Culture Education Environment Food/Nutrition Gardening Poverty Social Justice Women's Issues


  • Memphis Tilth

  • Alpha Omega Urban Farm and Garden

  • All Hands on Deck Day of Service

  • MLH Lends a Hand

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