Urban Growers Collective: Will Allen's Daughter Erika Carries On

Erika Allen:

We use urban farming as a way to heal communities in terms of trauma and the violence that a lot of our youth and their families experience.

Also as a recovery from the historic impact of structural racism that manifested through the agriculture system. So we’re taking this really broken system of agriculture that exploited labor first through slavery and then through sharecropping and then migrant workers. Now we’re taking that and reclaiming that and using it to create sustainable communities.

Read more in Chicago Tribune article: Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow

Location: Chicago
Date: August 22, 2018