Take Part video featuring Founder/Director Jenga Mwendo:
Click the link to see the video – http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/08/17/katrina-new-orleans-expert-jenga-mwendo
Jenga Mwendo organized the Backyard Gardeners’ Network in 2009 to revitalize the tradition of partial food self-sufficiency that existed in much of New Orleans before tens of thousands of residents’ fruit trees and vegetable gardens were flooded after Hurricane Katrina. She sees urban agriculture as a lever for building community, which in turn provides benefits beyond just food access.
“We have a really strong cultural tradition of growing food in this neighborhood, and we could use it to make our community stronger.”
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Founder/Director Jenga Mwendo talks about Backyard Gardeners Network for Be Black And Green Part 1
Founder/Director Jenga Mwendo talks about Backyard Gardeners Network for Be Black And Green Part 2