In the inner city, it is hard to find locally grown food and for cheap. While working for Summer of Solutions I have hosted countless food stands where we have given fresh crops, or we have just welcomed people into our garden during the end of our growing season, so that they can come to the garden and take what ever crops are left over.
Food and culture are closely tied. Food not only provides nourishment to our bodies, but also acts as a connection to our diverse heritages and cultures. Through supplying seeds that are grown in a variety of countries, community members in the Hartford area are given the opportunity to grow the food that is unique to their culture. Supplying seeds that build cultural connections for our community members brings a familiar comfort to those without access to celebrations of their own culture.
– By Sonsharae Owens and Nichol McCarter