Last year, we met these young people as members of our summer crew. They planted seeds, learned about urban farming, watered seedlings, helped out at our 2018 plant sales, harvested the crops, played sharks and minnows and deepened their knowledge of their own cultures and the cultures of their friends. They are from Puerto rico, Egypt (via Sudan), Jamaica and the United States. In 2019, they will earn a wage as they lead urban farming teams, facilitate workshops and support adult staff in bringing fresh, local food to the people of New London!
We introduce you to (from left to right) Brittania Shirley, Renasha Brown, Enna Zakaria, Emmily Perez and Luis Baez-Torres.