Local architects design for food justice in Jackson, Mississippi

Mayor Lumumba speaks to participants in the Fertile Ground project. Photo by Imani Khayyam for Architects Newspaper.

New Orleans’ Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT) is one of four architecture, landscape architecture, and design practices working with the city of Jackson, Mississippi on a multidisciplinary initiative to facilitate community-engagement on the subject of food access. Systemic disinvestment in Jackson has led to inadequate fresh food access among much of the city’s population, and the Fertile Ground initiative is working from the ground up on community-based projects to catalyze change under the administration of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. Read the full story here at Architects’ Newspaper.

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