Ashley Gripper is a PhD Candidate in the Environmental Health Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also an Health Policy Research Scholar, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and an active member of Soil Generation, a Black and Brown-led coalition of urban farmers, gardeners, and food justice activists. Through her policy work with Soil Generation, she is a part of the team responsible for designing the Urban Agriculture Plan for the entire City of Philadelphia.
We Don’t Farm Because It’s Trendy: For Black Folks, Growing Food Has Long Been a Form of Resistance
Editor's Note: This article was originally published by Environmental Health News. For more than 150 years, from the rural South to northern cities, Black people have used farming to build self-determined communities and... MORE
Rural America · June 11, 2020