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Diane Moss: Removing Barriers to Good Food Is a Community Effort

Updated: May 7

Diane Moss smiling holding a leafy vegetable

On the latest episode of Stop & Talk, host Grant Oliphant engages in a dynamic conversation with Diane Moss, the CEO of Project New Village. Founded in 1994, Project New Village spearheads a transformative initiative in Southeastern San Diego, leveraging neighborhood-based agriculture to ensure widespread access to nutritious food. Diane shares insights from her journey and highlights the power of collaboration with community partners to tackle food accessibility challenges.



Emphasizing engagement with younger generations, she navigates the nuances of cooperation with individuals holding diverse perspectives. Diane's inclusive approach underscores the importance of embracing differences to uphold the movement's

relevance for future generations. Diane's unwavering commitment to providing wholesome food to her community shines through, fostering acceptance and unity for all involved in the food justice movement.


About Diane Moss


N. Diane Moss is a waymaker and womanist with more than 30 years of experience managing small community-rooted organizations in southeastern San Diego. She was selected as the 2019 Women of the Year for the 79th State Assembly District and awarded the 2019 Trailblazer award by the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint. Most recently, she received the Prebys Foundation’s Leaders in Belonging Award.


Moss is an alumnus of the University of California San Diego (1980) and  a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Alumni Network. She is supportive of and involved with numerous community and cultural groups including the San Diego Food System Alliance; Hunger Free San Diego Advisory Board; and Society for the Preservation and Promotion of African American Culture (SOPPAAC). She serves on Board of Directors for the Elementary Institute of Science; and the advisory board for Neighborhood House Association Adult Day Center and the San Diego Continuing Education Foundation.


Show Credits:


This is a production of the Prebys Foundation.


Hosted by Grant Oliphant

Co-Hosted by Crystal Page

Co-produced by Crystal Page and Adam Greenfield

Engineered by Adam Greenfield

Production Assistance by Tess Karesky


The Stop & Talk Theme song was created by San Diego’s own Mr. Lyrical Groove


Recorded at the Voice of San Diego Podcast Studio


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