Ypsi Farmers & Gardeners Oral History Project, 2023
The Ypsi Farmers & Gardeners Oral History Project is a continuation of a previous research project, Marginalized Food Growers in a Changing Environment: Tracing Collective Survival Strategies. Finn Bell, assistant professor of human services at the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, UM - Dearborn, along with community partners—Growing Hope, King-Dome Builders, Old City Acres, and We the People Opportunity Farm—examined how Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or working class people in Ypsilanti use growing food to build resistance and resilience in an environment that is rapidly changing because of gentrification and climate change.
I took all the portraits for this project, visiting each participant at their home or garden.
More info can be found here: https://history.ypsilibrary.org/ypsilanti-farmers-gardeners/