La Jolie Journet
We are in the process of converting a school bus into a mobile classroom/art space so we can take our show on the road! Our family adventure will begin by visiting area farms engaging in permaculture design and sustainability, as well as communities of color, to build connections and partnerships in this collective work.
COVID has hit everyone hard, but especially our Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the systemic oppression that persists in our country.
Our aim is to travel and learn from those BIPOC already doing the work, to reclaim our connection to the land, create a sustainable future, and feed our most at risk communities. We want to share this knowledge and use what we have learned to further our current projects and imagine future ones.
Yamecah Freedom Food Forest
In collaboration with York College, CUNY, we are beginning an exciting project in Jamaica, Queens. The land was originally named Yamecah by the Lenape people, before their forceable displacement. This project, in partnership with The Lenape Center and the Queens Botanical Gardens, will begin with transforming the exterior of the 160th street campus into a food forest.