Each week, the Youth Community Agriculture Program Crew responds to a prompt based on the theme of their work. Last week’s theme was “power.”
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don’t have any.”Alice Walker
We asked: What powers do you have within your own community and within YCAP to change the narrative on how people think about food, food justice, and food insecurity? What can you do to make a difference?
“I can extend my own knowledge and open the eyes of others by documenting the differences in selections of grocery store produce in the Louisville area. By documenting the differences, we can begin to open others eyes on food insecurity issues.” – Leo “Lettuce”
“I have the power to talk to others and to spread information about food literacy and food insecurity. I can show people the worrying statistics and explain how their food is not the freshest and how far their food travels to get to them. Just by knowing that most people would want to have local and fresh food.” – Daniel “Banana”