You have this new yuppie group coming in that is gung ho about urban agriculture … but the movement wasn’t about urban agriculture, it was about survival, taking back our communities,” she says. “Now you have people coming into gardens that have established histories, that were built on the backs of people who made it safe for you to come in, and you’re gonna talk about urban agriculture? You cannot leave out … the history and the legacy of the elders who were there long before so you can do whatever you wanna do.
I wish I had a dollar for every co-op I’ve seen full of white college kids in historically black neighborhoods. Can that trend be over now?
These movements of theirs will be over soon enough. They always are.