16 Jan '12, 7pm

Great post on #MLK legacy, community gardens & food justice, by @tomphilpott from @grist archives

Great post on #MLK legacy, community gardens & food justice, by @tomphilpott from @grist archives

Photos: Douglas Bell and Joel Catchlove Note: This is a version of a speech I delivered in 2009 at Duke University’s Sara P. Duke Garden at the invitation of the student group Farmhand , but it’s absolutely still relevant today. I want to congratulate the members of Farmhand for their brilliant idea of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at a garden. And not just any garden, but a culinary garden, one whose produce not only delights the eye but actually feeds people; and not just a culinary garden, but a community garden, one that brings people together across race, class, and age lines to grow things together. I doubt that Dr. King found much time to hang out among the flower buds, but I don’t doubt he would have approved of the practice of community gardening. And of course, as an African American from the Deep South, he was exposed to the tradition of home garde...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/Food-and-the-Beloved-Community1

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