Farmers - Caught in the Drift
"We want these children to grow into healthy Black men and healthy Black women,
and to change society to be a healthy place for them.”
Darlene Franco | Wukchumni Community Garden
“This garden is changing people. I think it's healthier for them."
"What we’re trying to do is re-establish nature’s balance
without using what I call the nuclear option of chemical pesticides"
“Whatever we plant here, it grows well
depending on when we plant it, the water and the soil."
Inez Aldridge | Black Urban Farmers Association
“The idea that the Central Valley can provide 65 to 75 percent of fresh produce
to the country, and yet we have food deserts in Stockton – I think it's criminal.”
"If I could eat olives off the tree – which you can't, but if I could –
I'd have no qualms about grabbing one right now and eating it
because I know there are no chemicals on there for me to worry about."