It’s been pretty quiet on this blog since the beginning of the year- I was looking forward to getting back to interviewing planners and sharing ideas about urban farming after I finished working on a local political campaign in March. And then Covid-19 happened.

I hope all of you are staying safe and doing what you can to take care of yourselves while focusing on loved ones. We are all going on a different version of this strange journey, and I think it’s important to honor everyone’s individual experiences.

All this to say….I am now settled into a WFH routine, and just submitted my comprehensive exam, which completes my Master’s Program! More on this later- I decided to write a proposal for a food hall that sells local urban farm produce in Watts.

Here’s what you can look forward to from shegrowscities:
– I started a Covid Garden! I am staying with my family during the pandemic, and we have a limited backyard, but I’m so excited to show you what we’ve got going on.
– NEW PLANNER PROFILE: SUSTAIN OUR WORLD EDITION is coming next week! A badass team of women came together to grow a community garden in SF valley in response to Covid-19 and also because urban farming is sustainable, profitable, and equitable. More on this in the interview next week!

Yours in Solidarity,

Jamie