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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.

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