Seeds Of Change: Growing Hope For Urban Farmers In The Bronx
Fed up with a garbage filled vacant lot in her neighborhood in the Bronx, Karen Washington started a community garden in her neighborhood. After starting several similar urban farms, she co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS) in 2009, an association that encourages urban African-Americans to reconnect with agriculture. The organization now works to cast aside the historical stigma that some urban African-Americans associate with farming and help them experience the empowerment that comes with growing one’s own food.
Community gardens have the power to strongly impact neighborhoods and in some cases, the wider community as a whole. Watch how a little girl’s garden became an example for fighting hunger in the country.