A Kale of Two Cities: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice

Read more about the trend of urban gardens/farming to the issue of social justice. The writers of the attached article, Nevin Cohen and Kristin Reynolds teach at The New School and have researched the correlation between urban agriculture and social justice.  They are the authors of the forthcoming book, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. The article discusses how the two are linked and the impact urban agriculture has on social justice as an example from the article states: “For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods — where a bag of chips can be easier to come by than fresh vegetables, and diet-related illnesses are often rampant — urban agriculture is a means to a more ambitious end: an attack on racial, gender and class disparities and political disempowerment”