Hello! I’m Lexi, Anthem’s Creative Director. We’re visiting community gardens and farms around the city and interviewing the people who founded and maintain them. We call this series, ‘In Bloom.’
In our second installment of ‘In Bloom,’ we sat down with the Community Engagement Coordinator at Garfield Community Farm, AJ Monsma, and her daughter, Jane to talk about community farms and restoration. AJ took our video producer, Zack, and I around the farm and showed us their greenhouse, solar panels, two very large rabbits, and even gave us each a pawpaw from the orchard to take home with us.
AJ discusses the urban farm’s history and what it means to be apart of a narrative that started before her. Check out the video here and here and be on the lookout for the next episode!