Great Article, Pretty Photos

Great Article About African American Farmers and Freedom Gardens

From the New York Times


A LITTLE zealotry has its place in a job as vast as rebuilding the family farm. A friend recently told Ms. Kimble, “Diana, people in town don’t think you’re crazy — they know you’re crazy.” Yet only a lunatic would try to get anything done in the swelter of a Louisiana afternoon on the brink of summer.

The sisters often spend the middle of the day in the cluttered kitchen of the farmhouse. It’s an old parish house that the sisters bought for $1 from the local Catholic church and carted to the farm. The idea is that once the structure gets power and hot water, it might become a conference center and training site for black sustainable growers.

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