Green Our Communities

Digital Offset, 18 x 24”, 2009 Favianna Rodriguez.

This poster was part of a series of images that educated youth of color about local food production and urban farming. The piece is intended to encourage people living in urban communities to reclaim vacant lots for producing their own food. Growing and cooking some part of what we eat is key to self-empowerment. At a time when the dominant messages around food encourage us to eat “fast” and “cheap,” positive and alternative messages are important. By learning to grow nourishing foods locally, young people can make a statement about the communities they want to live in. This series was developed in collaboration with eco-chef, Bryant Terry.