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Seeds of Change: Meet A Hero of the Urban Farm Movement

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Seeds of Change: Meet A Hero of the Urban Farm Movement

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.

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Seeds of Change: Meet A Hero of the Urban Farm Movement

It began with a single tomato. Watching her own home-grown plant take form before her eyes, and tasting for herself the deliciousness, Karen Washington dove into gardening as more than just a hobby -- it became her calling. Deemed as 'the queen of urban farming', Washington is a change maker and urban revolutionist ---greening the streets of New York City's poorest areas one abandoned lot at a time. Her first community project, 'The Garden of Happiness' aimed to beautify these forgotten spaces, though her mission has now evolved into food creation to feed both the mind's and body's of those in need. { read more }

Be The Change

Create your own co-gardening space. Is there a plot of land or area in your own community that you could set up as a community food garden? Could you do this from your own home?


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