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How Assata’s Daughters Is Helping Chicago Bloom By Empowering Black Urban Farmers

The grassroots organization is planning to offer free produce to neighbors all summer.

By Tonja Renée Stidhum
Apr 18, 2018


Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago nonprofit grassroots organization, has always been here for black folks — particularly black women, evidenced by the Rekia Boyd case and beyond. In addition to advocacy, the organization offers three ongoing, free community programs that assist Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood.

One is the community garden. Per the Daughters’ official website, “the community garden program highlights self-sustainability as an integral part of black liberation. Located off of King Drive in Washington Park, the garden provides us with the opportunity to engage youth and local community members in learning about the basics of gardening, land conservation, food justice and the importance of self-sustainment as a tool of resistance.”

Increasing access to fresh and healthy food is an integral part of sustaining the black community, as many urban black families live in food deserts.

Thankfully, Assata’s Daughters is working to add life to that desert!

Read the complete article here.