The Occupy Wall Street movement introduced Tobias Fox to different ways of thinking about the world and what he wanted to do with his life. He took that inspiration and started growing food in community gardens in Newark, New Jersey. Today, his organization, Newark Science and Sustainability, works on urban agriculture, renewable energy, nutrition and wellness, and much more—to help create self-sustaining and environmentally-friendly communities. In this episode, he talks to host Lisa Held about what urban agriculture in Newark looks like, his “glocal” philosophy, how his work has been affected by COVID-19, and how his work intersects with the current movement for racial justice.
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