Drive Change doesn’t just offer ex-inmates a shift and a paycheck.
Thursday night saw the reveal of “Snow Day,” the first in what founders hope to be a series of social justice food trucks to help formerly incarcerated youth onto the road to prosperity.
Robert (our cover model for the July/August issue) and colleague Dwan are now both active in the Hort’s GreenTeam, the paid-internship follow-up program that helps transition participants back into their communities.
Edible recently paid a visit to the Bowery Mission to see what they’ve got cooking, and it looks like there’s loads of greens, tomatoes, peppers and herbs involved, courtesy of a budding rooftop farming initiative there.
A gardening program on the largest penal colony in the world.
Recently, Edible had the chance to visit an East River isle and discover riches lying on the other side of razor-wire-topped cyclone fences.