Urban gardener Cameron Terry began Garden Variety Harvests in 2017. The businesses borrows other people’s land to grow fresh produce for the Roanoke market. In this episode of the podcast, Cam talks with Douglas Jackson about books that continue to shape the strategy and spirit with which he’s connecting local residents with local food.
There’s a real social mission behind this enterprise, and through collaborative and intentional strategies, Terry says it can make a difference. “I’m the kind of person, this small farm operation,” he says, “who’s going to be responsible for changing how our food system works and making it so that everyone can eat at that table.”
Hear more about equity, local food, and the books that inspire this City Builder increasing access to healthy food in the city.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Garden Variety Harvests
- Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach
- LEAP (Local Environmental Agricultural Project)
- The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone
- Ingredient by Ali Bouzari
- Farming While Black by Leah Penniman
- Soul Fire Farm