Born in Anniston, Alabama, I grew up in Washington, DC but moved back to my roots.Now living in Birmingham, Alabama, I work for Main Street Birmingham’s Urban Food Project where I help to create and support food-related business that address a lack of access to healthy food in Birmingham’s food deserts.
My love of agriculture began as a child, spending summers on my grandparents’ farm. TodayI’m an avid gardener and foodie promoting values and ideologies shaped by those summers. If you’re looking for a restaurant recommendation in Birmingham, I have more than a few!
In Jefferson County, AL, 70% of our residents are considered overweight or obese. Obesity-related illnesses state-wide cost us $4.7 billion each year. Many of our residents don’t always realize that environmental factors in our communities, such as food deserts, can lead to the nutrition-related health issues…Continue