AgriHood Baltimore: Community Collaboration and Cleaner, Greener Foods

AGRIHOOD BALTIMORE: Community Collaboration and Cleaner, Greener Foods

Edited by Santana Alvarado 

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Print Edition & eBook: The Facing Project Press | Release: 11/14/2023 | ISBN: 979-8-9860961-7-9 ( (paperback) / 979-8-9860961-8-6 (eBook) | Library of Congress Control Number: 2023947237 | 114 pages


AgriHood Baltimore: Community Collaboration and Cleaner, Greener Foods includes the first-person stories of seventeen junior farmers, volunteers, elders, and leaders revolutionizing urban farming in Baltimore City. These intergenerational voices explore how Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm has transformed their lives by restoring their community’s access to healthy, affordable food and establishing safe “third places” where they grow together.

Each story provides a glimpse into how this farm is changing the narrative of its City from one of despair to hope. Topics explored in this compilation include food apartheid and food sovereignty, emotional/mental health, racial justice, community connections, immigration, and growing the next generation of urban farmers.


SANTANA ALVARADO (she/they) is a gender queer Afro-Caribbean artist, educator, and community organizer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and currently based in Baltimore, MD. Their art and activism centers the disruption of traditional faith-based, political, and academic institutions by creating programs that activate youth, and empower queer and BIPOC people through sound and space.

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