Alumni

Joelle Robinson, Xavier Brown, Jennifer Bryant

Joelle Robinson, Xavier Brown, Jennifer Bryant
Location: Washington, District of Columbia Cohort Start Year: 2016 Project Topic: Food Systems and Nutrition Population Served: Urban Communities
URBAN FARMING, COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS, COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP, AFROECOLOGY, HEALING, GROWING, AND BUILDING

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We are working in Washington, D.C., on using Agriculture as a tool to build alternative economics models and healthier and more sustainable communities on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

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Joelle Robinson
Principal Consultant, Rodia LLC

I hope to advance community generated solutions on food and social justice issues and connect them to local policy.

Xavier Brown
Small Parks Specialist, Soilful City

I am Xavier Brown, student of the world. I use farming as my tool to transform my community. I live and love the work I do.

Jennifer Bryant
Communications Coordinator, International Labor Communications Association 

I believe cooperatives are a tool we can use to combat structural unemployment. More expansively, we are exploring how cooperatives, urban agriculture and local policy can be used to plant the seeds of a new, more equitable society.

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