As we write to you today, a powerful burst of growth is taking place in the Movement for Black Lives. Garden to Table is in full
solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We believe that anti-racist practice can and should be increased in all areas of our lives—and school gardens are no exception. We see that racism is a public health crisis, that Black people have historically been scrutinized or unwelcome in public outdoor spaces like community gardens, and that food insecurity is higher for Black families. We have a part to play in addressing these pernicious expressions of racism, and our staff is committed to building our skills and knowledge for more anti-racist practices in our organization.
We know that the deep work we have ahead of us goes far beyond making sure our school gardens are safe and inviting spaces for all. Like bindweed that swallows up vegetables in the garden, racism takes years of persistent effort to uproot. We look to those who've studied its patterns and habits of growth. We hope you'll join us in taking in the following resources and sharing the anti-racist practices that you've seeded in your lives.
Yours in this important time of growth,
The Garden To Table Team