December 11, 2011
I want to start growing food. I like being active and outdoors more than anything else and I have seen the cost of food rise especially when it comes to healthier better tasting food. I'm tired of not having access to good food and so I thought it would be a great idea to learn to grow it for myself my family and my community.
I live out on Long island and have volunteered at the Nassau County Trust farm out here in Malverne, but I go to school in Queens and volunteer/work in the city of NY so I am interested in doing work for/with urban farms out there. There is not a specific burrough I prefer.
I would like to work in community gardens but I also would like to start my own backyard garden.
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My personal project is is to start a basic vegetable garden in my backyard. I think it would help my mom with the cost of our food vegetables especially and I would be able to have more of the vegetables I like to eat as opposed to whats cheap enough to buy in the store.
I am a student at St Johns University. I work with an non-profit organization serving LGBTQ youth of colour called Fierce. I'm interested in examining the intersections between access to healthy food, race, gender and socioeconomic status of people.