The 207th recipient is Tyrone Power Cherry III @tyronepowercherry of Petersburg League of Urban Growers (P.L.U.G.) @growwiththeplug in Petersburg, VA.
Tyrone writes, “Farming is a form of self love. It is a practice in patience that reminds us that when we sow seeds of faith, we unlock the potential to grow a cornucopia of possibilities not just produce.
Farming is a bridge that connects us to our history, encourages us to be in the present moment, while also motivating us to focus on our future.
Farming feeds the family and truth is that our commUNITY is our extended family. With a lot of our commUNITIES being considered “Food Deserts”, farming is one way for us to design and develop oases that have the potential to cultivate the commUNITY for generations to come.
Farming can shift the mindset of a commUNITY from one of scarcity to one of abundance. Health is wealth and farming is an investment into generational health.”