Jamila Norman had a vision to “just find green patches of land in the city and turn them into farms”—and she made it a reality. In this episode, Norman talks to host Lisa Held about how, today, she packs maximum vegetable production into Patchwork City Farms’ 1.2 acres in Atlanta, Georgia, how the farm has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the Black Lives Matter movement has led to greater visibility and support for Black farmers.

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