Eddie Conway used the connections that he had developed within the area to draw people into leadership roles. He recruited farm manager Ausar-Mesh Amen who is in charge of maintaining all three gardens along the block. When residents stop by the farm Amen’s the first person they turn to with questions about the produce options for the day. Some even refer to him fondly as “Mr. Farmer.” He comes out seven days a week, sometimes even in the middle of the night, to tend to the garden. He also mentors the youth volunteers and establishes connections with other organizations to bring in revenue.
The purpose of the green, red and black plots
Dominique Stevenson, founder of Tubman House, picks peppers at Tubman House Farms.
Hot green peppers are among several types of vegetables and herbs grown at the farm.