A farm grows in East New York, Brooklyn


Iyeshima Harris (Contributed)


Report for America Corps Member, Amsterdam News Staff 

“People create the assumption after they put stores here. They designed this neighborhood to be a food swamp and assume that people of color like Popeyes and McDonald’s or whatever,” said Harris. “People are very grateful for the fresh food that we provide.”

Iyeshima Harris is the co-director at Green Guerillas and project director for East New York Farms!, a subsidiary of United Community Center which has been serving the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn for over 60 years.

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